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secret of excellence in ancient Chinese silks

Maryta M. Laumann

secret of excellence in ancient Chinese silks

factors contributing to the extraordinary development of textile design and technology achieved in ancient China

by Maryta M. Laumann

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Published by Southern Materials Center in Taipei, Republic of China .
Written in English

    Places:
  • China
    • Subjects:
    • Silk industry -- China -- History.,
    • Li chi.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesZhongguo du dai si zhi pin deng feng zao ji zhi ao mi.
      StatementMaryta M. Laumann.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTS1655.C6 L38 1984
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvii, 179 p. :
      Number of Pages179
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2983474M
      LC Control Number84234808

      Start studying Ancient China. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Nobles and kings and princes and queens all wanted silk. They were willing to pay a very high price to get it. The ancient Chinese did their best to keep silk production a secret. It remained a secret for many years. One day, the ancient Romans were introduced to ancient Chinese silk through a trader.

      Shang Dynasty. The Shang Dynasty is the earliest ruling dynasty of China to be established in recorded history, though other dynasties predated it. The Shang ruled from to B.C. and heralded the Bronze Age in China. Given the Silk Road's symbolic meaning of sharing and exchange, it is somewhat paradoxical that the desire to control its namesake commodity, silk, was so strong. The ancient Chinese guarded the secret of silk production for centuries. The Ottoman Turks and the Persians fought a war over it. The English and French competed to restrict its markets.

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The Secret of Excellence in Ancient Chinese Silks Laumann, Maryta M Taipei: Southern Materials Center, Inc., pp. 22 color plates 5 black and white 17 figures 2 maps. 6 x Hardback in dustjacket in Very Good condition. The Divination by Astrological and Meteorological Phenomena, also known as Book of Silk is an ancient astronomy silk manuscript compiled by Chinese astronomers of the Western Han Dynasty and found in the Mawangdui of Changsha, Hunan, China in It lists 29 comets that appeared over a period of about years.

It is now exhibited in the Hunan Provincial Museum. Red Butterfly: How a Princess Smuggled the Secret of Silk Out of China. A young Chinese princess is sent from her father’s kingdom to marry the king of a far-off land. She must leave behind her home of splendors: sour plums and pink peach petals and — most precious and secret of /5.

Secret of the Golden Flower is an ancient Chinese book from an esoteric religious sect. In “Memories, Dreams, Reflections” Jung wrote this about it: “I devoured the manuscript at once, for the text gave me undreamed-of confirmation of my ideas about the mandala and the circumambulation of the center/5.

The Secret of the Golden Flower: A Chinese Book of Life Paperback – January 1, by Richard Wilhelm (Translator), C.

Jung (Commentary)/5(70). Keeping Silk a Secret Silk became a prized export for the Chinese. Nobles and kings of foreign lands desired silk and would pay high prices for the cloth. The emperors of China wanted to keep the process for making silk a secret. Anyone caught telling the secret or taking silkworms out of China was put to death.

Smuggling Silk The Chinese managed to keep silk a secret for over years. Authentic Shaolin Book /Original edition: Tanjin, China, Translated from Chinese in - / The book was written in with blessing and direct participation of.

the Abbot of the Shaolin Monastery Reverend Miao Xing nicknamed "Golden Arhat" Jin Jing Zhong: "We collected all we had seen and heard, we gathered ancient manuscripts.

The Origin of Chinese Silk Production. For centuries China was the only place where silkworms were domesticated and silk fabric was made. It is very difficult to find out with exactness the date of the discovery of the silk, but its use goes back to something like 4 years.

Dunhuang Art and History in the Desert. Dunhuang is an ancient town on the trade route which led between China and her western neighbours. It is now in western Gansu Province in the Gobi Desert and near the end of the defensive walls built by the Han dynasty rulers to guard their territory and keep out the armies of the Xiongnu horsemen.

Dunhuang was founded as a Chinese garrison town over. Shelagh Vainker traces the cultural history of silk in China from its Neolithic origins to the twentieth century and considers its relationship to the other decorative arts.

She traces the role of silk in Chinese history, trade, religion, and literature. Silk weaving became a major industry and one of China’s chief exports in the Han dynasty.

The caravan route across Central Asia, known as the Silk Road, took Chinese silk to Syria and on to Rome. In the 4th century bce the Greek philosopher Aristotle mentioned that sericulture was practiced on the island of Kos, but the art was evidently lost. The Silk Secret The Silk Road was guarded by the Great Wall.

It is thought that silk was exported along the Silk Road routes by about BC or so, and after this, though silk became highly esteemed, the various kingdoms and imperial dynasties kept secret the methods of silk production Author: Fercility.

In this magnificently researched and illustrated book, pre-eminent Chinese and Western scholars draw upon these spectacular discoveries to provide the most thorough account of the history of silk. The task of reviewing such a detailed history of this fine fabric is not for the faint-hearted but the authors have done a magnificent job, casting a.

The secret of excellence in ancient Chinese silks: factors contributing to the extraordinary development of textile design and technology achieved in ancient China Author: Maryta M Laumann. How the Secret of Silk Was Smuggled Out of China.

By: Corianne Brosnahan, Octo They say the secret of silk goes back to the Yellow Empress of China, who was enjoying her afternoon tea beneath a mulberry tree when a silkworm cocoon plopped into her cup. As she tried to fish it out, the cocoon began to unravel, and the shimmer of that. The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes, formally established during the Han Dynasty of China, which linked the regions of the ancient world in commerce between BCE the Silk Road was not a single thoroughfare from east to west, the term 'Silk Routes’ has become increasingly favored by historians, though 'Silk Road’ is the more common and recognized : Joshua J.

Mark. Then her husband built on this discovery, and developed methods for domesticating the silkworm and producing silk thread from the filaments -- processes that the Chinese were able to keep secret from the rest of the world for more than 2, years, creating a monopoly on silk fabric production.

This monopoly led to a lucrative trade in silk fabric. The so called ancient Chinese “magical mirrors” are some of the strangest objects in the world.

The exact origins of ancient Chinese “magical” mirrors are unknown. About 1, years ago, a book entitled Record of Ancient Mirrors still existed. This book contained the secrets of these enigmatic objects and their constructions.

The production of silk originates in China in the Neolithic (Yangshao culture, 4th millennium BC).Silk remained confined to China until the Silk Road opened at some point during the later half of the 1st millennium BC. China maintained its virtual monopoly over silk production for another thousand years.

Not confined to clothing, silk was also used for a number of other applications, including. Written on Bamboo and Silk has long been considered a landmark in its field. Critical in this regard is the excavation of numerous sites throughout China, where hundreds of thousands of documents written on bamboo and silk—as well as other media—were found, including some of the earliest copies of historical, medical, astronomical, military, and religious texts that are now essential to.

China has often had enormous trading capabilities, and it was only isolated in brief stints during the 20th century. However, on an individual basis, the ancient Chinese were incredibly secretive, from keeping paper-making and the secrets of silk to a distinct non-reaction for family issues by the Chinese authorities.

A closed door policy has. “The task required a plant hunter, a gardener, a thief, a spy,” writes Sarah Rose, in her award-winning book, For All the Tea in China (), which charts Fortune’s great British tea Author: Stuart Heaver.