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TITLE: Earth and fire [videorecording] / Chinese porcelain
ADDED TITLE: Chinese porcelain
PUBLISHED: China : Bureau for External Cultural Relations, Ministry of Culture ; [?].
DESCRIPTION: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sd., color. , ; 4 3/4 in.
NOTES: Mud and fire are essential prerequisites for human existence and also the birth place of human civilization. Ceramics are a masterpiece and perfect combination of mud and fire created by the ancestors of the Chinese people. The production of ceramics began in remote ages and developed its long history from pottery to porcelain and from the elementary stage to the advance stage. Ceramics were one of the great inventions in ancient China and diverse technological process and become the spirit of mud and fire in the process of molding, painting and burning from generations to generation. Ceramics makers and collectors had or have a complex about porcelain no matter they were emperors, princes, generals, and ministers and cultural celebrities and whether they are in China or abroad an in the past and at present. Numerous moving stories are told, about the makers and collectors of lifeless ceramics. The history of China ceramic production exactly mirrors the resplendent and brilliant culture of the oriental world in the ancient time.
SUBJECT: Pottery craft
SUBJECT: Porcelain

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