Author: Bui Minh Tri, Publisher: Social Sciences Publishing House; Size: 22cmx27cm; Quantities: 194 p., Year: 2011.
Located right in the middle of Ha Noi Capital, the Thăng Long Imperial Citadel site was a vital part in the centre of the Forbidden City of the largest ancient Thăng Long Capital City of the Đai Viet, have historically existed during the 10 centuries.
The important archaeological discoveries at the site which was to open new historical chapters for research on Thăng Long Capital City in great number of fields: architecture, decorative arts, urban planning, the imperial palace’s life through out all kinds of furnitures, items.
Then, a large number of historical mysteries of Thăng Long Capital City began to be explored, including pottery utensils for daily lives of the imperial palace. Besides Vietnamese ceramics, it is noted that the fairly porcelains of China, Japan and West Asia were found to reflect the dynamic interactions between Thăng Long with the great civilizations of the Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia for centuries. In particular, The Japanese porcelain collections dated from the Edo period, were typical evidences for learning about relations between Thăng Long and Japan in the Lê Trung Hung period, the 17th century.
“Japanese Ceramics in Thăng Long Royal Palace” provide us important knowledge of the quality of Japanese porcelains used by kings of the Đai Viet in the Thăng Long Royal Palace contemporarily, as well as advance the reliable scientific basic to vividly demonstrate relationshíp and the economic-cultural exchanges between Thăng Long and Japan through eventfully ceramics route at sea of the Great Commerce Age.
The book consists of three main contents:
Part I. Japanese Ceramics found at Thăng Long Imperial Citadel Site
Part II. Thang Long Capital and Relationships with Japan through the Ceramic Trade Route
Part III. The Role of Japanese Ceramics in Thăng Long Royal Palace.
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