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Chinese jade, any of the carved-jade objects produced in China from the
Neolithic Period (c. 3000-1500 bc) onward. The Chinese regarded carved-jade
objects as intrinsically valuable, and they metaphorically equated jade with
The entire period was calculated to be 4,320,000 sidereal years and separated
into four stages, or yu- gas. The Hindus also reckoned dates from the number of
years elapsed since a king's consecration. During the 6th century bc, the death of
The first period of Croce's life (until about 1900) was the period of Croce's agony.
Orphaned (with his brother, Alfonso) by the earthquake of Casamicciola in 1883,
his life became, in his words, a "bad dream." The stable world of childhood and ...
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