She discusses Han-dynasty
omen catalogues that interpreted for the elite, which signs were to be read as portending good fortune and which were warnings of impending failure.
The Shiji named Shen, Yuan Gu, and Han as the first generation of Han-dynasty
experts on the Songs, noting that these scholars taught in the Lu, Qi, and Yanzhao areas respectively.
Shattering a Han-dynasty
urn in 1995 or defacing another with the Coca-Cola logo in 1994, he remarked on the loss of China's cultural legacy by reenacting its destruction, leaving viewers aghast and implicating himself in the process.
The designation "Early China" in the title is due to the principal focus here on Han-dynasty
texts, though several of the pieces deal with early medieval (3rd-6th century) works.
Explicit literary and graphic elaboration of the association of the north-pole and its attributes with the person of the Emperor, the "Son of Heaven," came with the establishment of the universal empire, as in this famous Han-dynasty
stone carving from a Wu Liang tomb shrine dating from the Later Han [fig.