ARTIFACTS & REMAINS from the CHANGJIANG THREE GORGES REGION China ILLUSTRATED
CULTURAL REMAINS FROM THE CHANGJIANG THREE GORGES REGION, by Yu Weichao. Published by Chongqing Publishing House, China, 2000. TEXT in CHINESE and ENGLISH. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 8.5x11.5 inches (22x28 cm), 146 pages. Richly Illustrated with color photographs and detailed b&w drawings. Condition: NEAR FINE book, tight, bright, clear and unmarked; in a NEAR FINE dustjacket. A lovely copy. From the introductory Summary: "The history of the Three Gorges is long and complex, and it is one of the founts of ancient Chinese culture... The relative isolation of the Three Gorges due to complexity of terrain and difficulty of communications ensured a comparative absence of major upheval and calamity during the historical period. As a result. the region enjoyed extended periods of stable development, and moreover, was blessed with unusually favorable conditions for the preservation of cultural relics. According to the surveys carried out coordinate with the Three Gorges Dam Project there are over eight hundred localities with cultural relics below ground that will be either submerged or otherwise affected by the reservoir. These remains buried below the surface consist mostly of sites and tombs spanning a range from the Palaeolithic to the Ming and Qing periods. The sites are highly diverse in nature and include examples of settlements belonging to agricultural and fishing communities, walled towns and regional centres of administration, industrial sites such as salt wells and kilns, ancestral temples and other centres of religious activity, staging posts and trade routes, and defensive structures and fortified passes at strategic locations. The tombs are no less varied in date and form..." INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.