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Volume 28 – Number 8

Sep 1997


The Art of Sichuan Province

Kneeling figure
Probably from Guanghan county,
Sichuan province
Sanxingdui culture, late 13th century BCE
The Art Institute of Chicago, 1950.671

New discoveries in the area of China's Sichuan province have yielded remarkable materials important for furthering our knowledge of its early sculptural tradition. The idea for an issue devoted to the art of Sichuan originated with Professor Wu Hung of the University of Chicago following a recent visit to museums and archaeological sites in the ares. The issue presents a series of papers that introduce new ideas on a wide range of themes within the field.
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