A Reappraisal of Ancient Glass in the Han period (206 BCE-220 CE)

Project: Research project

Project Details


This research will explore the subject of glass in "Chinese form", which is generally agreed was locally manufactured. A rigorous re-examination of the information will bring the glass pieces that have been disregarded and excluded in previous studies into the research. By relying on archaeological material and reports of scientific analyses, and adopting the interdisciplinary approach of art historical stylistic analyses and contextual material studies, this research will review the importance of glass in Han burial ritual context.

Funding Source: RGC - General Research Fund (GRF)
Effective start/end date01/01/2031/12/22


  • ancient Chinese glass
  • lead-barium glass
  • potash glass
  • Han China


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