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Charles Lang Freer and His Collection of Neolithic Liangzhu 良渚 Culture Jades
J. Keith Wilson

Beginning more than a century ago, the construction of railways and factories across China resulted in the chance discovery of ancient tombs. This was particularly true around the rapidly growing industrial centers of Shanghai 上海, Hangzhou 杭州, and Nanjing 南京…

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Methods Used for Jade Studies in the Department of Scientific Research
Blythe E. McCarthy and Janet G. Douglas

Over the years, a variety of methods have been used to study stone materials belonging to a class loosely termed “jade.” Jade is a complex material, and much of its study at the Freer and Sackler has been aimed at an understanding of its visual appearance and physical characteristics such as mineral composition, color, translucency, and surface alteration.…

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良渚文化发现八十周年: 1936-2016 (Eighty Years of Liangzhu Discovery, 1936–2016)
Liu Bin

良渚文化距今约5300年至4300年,主要分布于中国长江下游太湖流域(图一,主要遗址分布图)。二十世纪初近代考古学传入中国,新石器时代考古在黄河流域得到了快速发展,并取得了丰硕的成果,人们开始对中国夏商周以前的文化面貌有了初步的认识。…

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Also see these articles by Liu Bin in English on other topics about Liangzhu culture.
Liu Bin, “Discovery and Preliminary Study to the Liangzhu Culture” (PDF)
Searching for a Lost Civilization: New Findings from the Liangzhu Archaic City

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