"The Rise of the Celestial Empire: Consolidation and Cultural Exchange during the Han Dynasty" Exhibition Catalogue

  • Published by Hong Kong Museum of History
  • 2015, 244 pp, Chinese
  • ISBN: 978-962-7039-87-7
  • Hardcover: HK$140

This fully illustrated exhibition catalogue features more than 160 sets of stunning exhibits selected from cultural institutions of 10 provinces, cities and autonomous regions in mainland China. Supplemented by maps, extra information and a feature article, the catalogue introduces the history and culture of the Han dynasty, with special emphasis on social and economic developments, lives of Han aristocrats, religions and beliefs, as well as cultural exchanges along the Silk Road. The catalogue also covers the history, layout and archaeological finds of Weiyang Palace, one of the most famous palaces of the Han dynasty.