One of the Greatest Chinese Archeologists of the 20th Century

Changsha gu wu wen jian ji [Records of Tomb Remains in Changsha].

Five full-page woodcut illustrations in the text. 77; 76 folding leaves. Two vols. Large 8vo, orig. blue wrappers, orig. stitching. Chengdu: Jinling da xue [Jinling University Chinese Culture Research Institute], 1939.

First edition. Shang (1902-91), archeologist, epigraphist, and calligrapher, was one of the greatest Chinese archeologists of the 20th century. He was an authority on oracle bones and published widely on the subject. He was also well-versed in the tomb culture of the Central Plains and participated in an excavation of a large Han Dynasty tomb in Changsha (Hunan).

The present work, on the archeological excavations of tombs in Changsha, is considered a pioneering work.

Fine set, preserved in a hantao.

Price: $1,750.00

Item ID: 7819

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