H 276 x W 203 mm
IIlustrated throughout in colour and black & white (146 colour plates)
Published Dec 2018
By Chen Li
Han Dynasty (206 BC–AD 220) stone carved tombs were constructed from carved stone slabs or a combination of moulded bricks and carved stones, and were distributed in Central and Eastern China. In this book, the origins, meanings and influences of these tombs are presented as a part of the history of interactions between different parts of Eurasia.
Chapter One: Introduction; Chapter Two: The Construction of Stone Carved Tombs; Chapter Three: The Imagery of Stone Carved Tombs; Chapter Four: The Origins of Stone Carved Tombs; Chapter Five: The Legacy of Stone Carved Tombs; Chapter Six: Conclusions; Appendix I: Catalogue of Examined Stone Carved Tombs; Appendix II: Description of the Shilipu Tomb; Bibliography