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Cosmology, fashion, and good fortune: Chinese auspicious ornament in the Han dynasty (206 BC–AD 220)

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Cosmology, fashion, and good fortune: auspicious ornament in Han dynasty China (206 BC–AD 220)
Abstract:

This thesis studies ‘auspicious ornament’ in the tombs of Han dynasty China. It offers a new reading of highly decorated tombs found near the two imperial capital cities, Chang’an (Western Han) and Luoyang (Eastern Han), and the elite tombs in central and eastern China. The thesis argues that a system of varied decorations, motifs, and materials developed in the Han dynasty as a means to convey good wishes and engender favourable outcomes, such as protection and well-being in the afterlife...

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SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
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ORCID:
0000-0001-5643-5888
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Supervisor
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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English and Chinese
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Deposit date:
2021-02-03

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