Item description for Women of the Tang Dynasty by May Holdsworth...
Women in Tang society enjoyed experimenting with ways to enhance their charms. Not only enthusiastically adopting fashion styles of foreigners who thronged the capital of Chang'an, they were also some of the earliest cross-dressers in history. Through a close-up look at excavated pottery figures and surviving gold and silver objects, a picture emerges of a remarkably open society in which women took an active part.
The Close-Up series is the very first of its kind to give you a fascinating, concise introduction to individual aspects of China and its peoples, past and present. Each topic is presented by chosen experts in their fields who write with brevity for the intelligent reader. Illuminating text is supported by the work of international photographers and with maps and diagrams to give a picture that satisfies curiosity and encourages further reading.
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Studio: Odyssey Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 7" Height: 10" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Nov 15, 1999
Publisher Odyssey Publications
ISBN 9622176445 ISBN13 9789622176447
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More About May Holdsworth
May Holdsworth was born in Shanghai and educated in Hong Kong, Malaysia and England. She has been writing about China since 1979. Caroline Courtauld is a writer, published photographer, and documentary film producer. Currently she is co-executive producer on "Building China Modern" to be broadcast on PBS in fall 2007. Jonathan Spence has written a great number of acclaimed works on China. Hu Chui, head of the photographic and information department of the Palace Museum, Beijing, entered the museum studio at the end of 1978. His acclaimed work has been published in dozens of publications, and has been exhibited in the USA, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Germany, and Italy.