How to Select Jade Crafts

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Language: English
Format: Papercover
Page: 150
Publication Date: 01/2009
ISBN: 9787508514840
This handy guide gives you all the information you need to choose and buy jade crafts in China with confidencce.One in a series of four titles, it explains clearly and simply what to look for, where and how to shop in China, and questions you should ask.Great tips, price guides and cautionary advice ensure that you get the best value for your money.
Table of Contents
What exactly is jade?
 The Power of Jade
 The Characteristics of Jade
Through the Years
 The Neolithic Period (Stone Age) in China
 The Shang Dynasty (1600-1046B.C.)
 The Zhou Dynasty Period in China
 Han Dynasty Jade Mysticism
 Jade after the Han Dynasty
 Jade Today in China
Types of Jade In China
 Hetian Jade
 Xiu Jade
 Lantian Jade
 Nanyang Jade
 Fei Cui Jade
 Other Types of Jade
 China and the Olympic Jade Medals
Symbolism in Jade Carving
Sharp Eyes
 Kinds of Jade for Sale
 Taking Care of Your Jade
Buying Souvenirs
Where to Buy
 In Beijing City
 Outside of Beijing
 Chinese Phrases Used in Buying Jade
 Chinese Proverbs and Adages Incorporating Jade
 Watch Your Tone
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How to Select Jade Crafts