Few visit Beijing without going to the Ming Tombs, the burial grounds of the Ming dynasty who ruled China from 1368 to 1644. This book gives a concise and up-to-date description of one of China's most important archaeological sites. It explains the beliefs underlying Chinese burial practices and the significant symbolism of the stone monuments lining the spirit road--the avenue leading to the first tomb in the valley--with its animals and stone officials in fifteenth-century court costume.

The Images of Asia: Ming Tombs

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  • ISBN

    0195850033
  • Authors

    Paludan, Ann
  • Extent

    69
  • Format

    Hardcover
  • Year

    1991
  • Publisher

    Oxford University Press (China)

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