ABC to Chinese Porcelain
Part I   Historic Review
Chapter I   The Embryo of Porcelain—Primitive Porcelain
Section I   The Origin and Development of Pottery
1.    The Origin of Pottery
2.    The Appearance and Prospering of White Pottery and Hard Porcelain with Stamped Designs
3.    Achievement in Pottery Technique
4.    Differences between Pottery and Porcelain
Section II   The Appearance and Maturity of Primitive Porcelain
1.    The Development of Porcelain Technology
2.    Features of Primitive Celadon
3.    The Earliest Color Glaze
Chapter II The Birth of Porcelain in the Eastern Han Period
Section I Features of Eastern Han Porcelain
1.    Features of Eastern Han Porcelain
2.    The Earliest Black Porcelain
Section II Porcelain Kilns of Eastern Han
Chapter III   Earlier Porcelain in the Periods of the Three Kingdoms, Jin Dynasties and the Southern and Northern Dynasties
Section I   Porcelain of the Three Kingdoms Period
Section II   Porcelain of Jin Dynasties
Section III   Porcelain of the Southern and Northern Dynasties
1.    Unique porcelain of the south and the north
2.    Swift development of white porcelain
3.    Buddhist influence on porcelain
Chapter IV   Porcelain of Sui Dynasty
Section I   Celadon and White Porcelain
1.    Celadon
2.    White porcelain
3.    Porcelain technique and forms
Section II   Porcelain Manufacturing in the North
Chapter V   Porcelain in Tang Dynasty
Section I   A Landscape with the south producing celadon and the north white porcelain
1.    Celadon by the Yue Kiln
2.    White porcelain by the Xing Kiln
Section II   Development of Porcelain with Other Glazes
1.    Yellow porcelain of Shouzhou
2.    Black porcelain
3.    Tang porcelain with dappled glaze
4.    Porcelain of colored glaze
5.    Porcelain made of mixed clay
Section III   Advancement of Porcelain Technique
1.    Improvement of kilns
2.    Evolution of Moulding
3.    Ornamental features
Section IV  Blue and White Porcelain of Tang
 Chapter VI  Porcelain of Five Dynasties
1.    “Mi” color porcelain of the Yue kiln
2.    Celadon of Yaozhou Kiln in the north
Chapter VII  Porcelain of Song Dynasty
Section I  Five Famous Kilns of Song
1.    Ru kiln replaced Dingzhou kiln
2.    Jun kiln products and Genyue hill
3.    Porcelain from official kilns and Song Imperial court moved to the south
Section II  Popular Tea Drinking and the Use of Porcelain

Chapter VIII  Porcelain of Liao, Jin and Xia Dynasties
Section I  Porcelain of Liao Dynasty
Section II  Porcelain of Jin Dynasty
Section III  Porcelain of Western Xia Dynasty
Chapter IX   Porcelain of Yuan Dynasty
1.    Blue and White
2.    Underglazed Red
3.    Glaze of Goose Egg White
4.    Bluish White Porcelain
5.    Blue Glaze
Chapter X   Porcelain of Ming Dynasty
 Section I   Porcelain of Hongwu Period
1.    Blue and White
2.    Underglazed Red
Section II   Porcelain of Yongle Period
1.    Blue and White
2.    Sweet White Glaze
3.    Wares in Fresh Red
Section III   Porcelain of Xuande Period
1.    Blue and White
2.    Underglazed Red
3.    Ruby Red
4.    Blue and White with Other Colors
5.    The Development of Blue Glaze
Section IV   Porcelain in the “Blank Period” of Ming
Section V   Porcelain of Chenghua Period
1.    Blue and White
2.    Underglazed Red
3.    A Blend of Under-glazed Blue and White with Colored Glaze
4.    Thin Porcelain of Chenghua
Section VI   Porcelain of Hongzhi Period
Section VII  Porcelain of Zhengde Period
Section VIII   Porcelain of Jiajing Period
1.    Blue and White
2.    Five Colors
3.    Assignment on Civilian Kilns
4.    Emperor Jiajing and Porcelain with Taoist Patterns
Section IX   Porcelain of Longqing Period
Section X   Porcelain of Wanli Period
1.    Blue and White
2.    Wanli Five Colors
3.    Wanli Three Colors
4.    A Porcelain Dragon Vat Produced in the Jiajing Period that Was Buried with Emperor Wanli
5.    Clark Porcelain
Section XI Porcelain of Tianqi and Chongzhen Periods
Chapter XI   Porcelain of Qing Dynasty
Section I   Porcelain of Shunzhi Period
1.    Blue and White
2.    Five Colors
Section II   Porcelain of Kangxi Period
1.    Blue and White
2.    Underglazed Red
3.    Kangxi Five Colors
4.    The beginning of Porcelain with Painted Patterns
5.    Porcelain with Enamel Pigment
6.    Three Plain Colors of Kangxi
7.    Cowpea Red and Red of Lang Kiln
8.    Features of Moulding of Kangxi Porcelain
Section III   Porcelain of Yongzheng Period
1.    Blue and White
2.    Under-glazed Red
3.    Porcelain with Painted Patterns
4.    Porcelain with Enamel Pigment
5.    The Blend of Under-glazed Blue and White with Colored Glaze
Section IV   Porcelain of Qianlong Period
1.    Blue and White
2.    Under-glazed Red
3.    Porcelain with Enamel Pigment
4.    The Blend of Under-glazed Blue and White with Colored Glaze
5.    Porcelain with Painted Patterns
6.    Emperor Qianlong with Lhama Buddhist Porcelain Wares
7.    Emperor Qianlong with Porcelain Made of Special Technique
8.    China’s Earliest Book on Porcelain
Section V   Porcelain of Jiaqing Period
1.    Blue and White
2.    Porcelain with Painted Patterns
Section VI   Porcelain of Daoguang Period
1.    Blue and White
2.    Porcelain with Painted Patterns
Section VII   Porcelain of Xianfeng and Tongzhi Periods
1.    Blue and White
2.    Porcelain with Painted Patterns
Section VIII Porcelain of Guangxu and Xuantong Periods
1.    Blue and White
2.    Porcelain with Painted Patterns
Chapter XII   Porcelain of the Nationalist Period
 1.    “Hongxian” Porcelain and “Zhizhai” Porcelain
2.    Porcelain with New Painted Technique
3.    Paintings on Porcelain Plates
Chapter XIII   An Outline of China’s Imitation of Antique Porcelain
Section I   Historical Conditions for the Emergence of Imitation of Antique Porcelain
1.    Definition of Imitation of Antique Porcelain
2.    Historical Conditions for the Emergence of Imitation of Antique Porcelain
Section II   Classification of Imitation of Antique Porcelain
1.    Imitation and Faking
2.    Classification of Imitation of Antique Porcelain
Section III   History of Imitation of Antique Porcelain
1.    Two Climaxes
2.    An Overview of the History
Part II   Kiln Sites
Chapter I   An Overview of Kiln Sites 
Chapter II   Early Kiln Sites
1.    Yue Kiln
2.    Ou Kiln
3.    Wuzhou Kiln
4.    Deqing Kiln
5.    Xiangyin Kiln
6.    Qingyanggong Kiln
7.    Guyi Kiln
8.    Luohu Kiln
9.    Hongzhou Kiln
10.Zaili Kiln
11.Zhongchenhao Kiln
12.Zibo Kiln
13.Nanshan Kiln
Chapter III   Kiln Sites of Sui and Tang Dynasties
1.    Cai Kiln
2.    Yue Kiln
3.    Xing kiln
4.    Changsha Kiln
5.    Ou Kiln
6.    Wuzhou Kiln
7.    Yuezhou Kiln
8.    Shouzhou Kiln
9.    Qionglai Kiln
10.Gongxian Kiln
11.Xiangyang Kiln
12.Anyang Kiln
13.Huainan Kiln
14.Chengdu Kiln
15.Guangyuan Kiln
16.Liulichang Kiln
17.Xicun Kiln
Chapter IV   Kiln Sites of Song and Yuan Dynasties and Their Systems
1го        Ding Kiln and Its System
2го        Ru Kiln
3го        Official Kiln
4го        Ge Kiln
5го        Jun Kiln and Its System
6го        Yue Kiln and Its System
7го        Longquan Kiln and Its System
8го        Cizhou Kiln and Its System
9го        Jingdezhen Kiln and the System of Bluish White
10го    Yaozhou Kiln and Its System
11го    Jianyang Kiln and Its System
12го    Other Famous Kilns of Song and Yuan
Chapter V   Kiln Sites of Ming and Qing Dynasties
1.    Jingdezhen Kiln
2.    Longquan Kiln
3.    Dehua Kiln
Part III   Basic Knowledge 
Chapter I   Classification of Porcelain
Section I   Classification of Porcelain
1.    Burning Time
2.    Burning Place
3.    Burning Features
4.    Burning Kilns
Section II   Classification of Glaze
Section III   Classification of Colored Porcelain
Section IV   Classification of Characteristics
1.    Primitive Porcelain
2.    Primitive Celadon
3.    Celadon
4.    Pale Blue Porcelain
5.    White Porcelain
6.    Bluish White Porcelain
7.    Black Porcelain
8.    Porcelain with Plain Colors
9.    Colored Porcelain
10.Blue and White Porcelain
11.Transparent Porcelain
12.Transparent Blue and White
13.Porcelain with Colored Glaze
14.Porcelain with Dappled Glaze
15.Sweet White Porcelain
16.Thin Porcelain
17.Porcelain Made of Mixed Clay
18.Porcelain with Mixed Glaze
19.Porcelain with Goose Egg White
20.“Mi” Color Porcelain
21.Porcelain with Its Opening Unglazed
22.Bone Ash Porcelain
23.Porcelain Made of Clay Mixed with Sea Shell Powder
24.Porcelain with Pattern of Images
25.Porcelain Pieces Inlaid on Furniture
26.New Colored Porcelain
27.Porcelain with Cracks and Veins
28.Glaze-less Porcelain
29.Porcelain with Themes of the Cultural Revolution
30.Porcelain with Images of Chairman Mao
31.Folk Pottery and Porcelain
32.Qimen Porcelain
33.Porcelain with White Glaze Painted with Colors
34.Porcelain for Export
35.Prior Yuan Porcelain
36.Contemporary Porcelain
37.Light Depositing Porcelain
38.Self-cleaning Porcelain
39.Transparent Porcelain
Chapter II   The Embryo, Glaze and Color of Porcelain
Section I   The Embryo of Porcelain
Section II   The Glaze of Porcelain
1.    Single Color Glaze
2.    Blue Glaze
3.    Plum Green Glaze
4.    Bluish Green Glaze
5.    Bean Green Glaze
6.    Bluish White Glaze
7.    Sky Blue Glaze
8.    Light Bluish Green
9.    Pale Blue
10.Imitation of Longquan Glaze
11.Under-glazed Red
12.Jun Kiln Red
13.Rainbow Red
14.Applied Red
15.Cowpea Red
16.Fresh Red
17.Lang Kiln Red
18.Bauxite Red
19.Flame Red
20.Rouge Water
22.Turquoise Green
23.Water Melon Green
24.Apple Green
25.Parrot Green
27.Foreign Blue
28.Rainbow Blue
29.Blue with White Dots
30.Peacock Blue
31.Sky Blue
33.Tender Yellow
34.Wax Yellow
35.Egg Yellow
36.Eel Yellow
38.Egg White
39.Sweet White
40.Ivory White
42.Glaze of Tree Leaf Pattern
43.Oil Drop
44.Rabbit Hair Pattern
47.Black Gold
48.Mixed Colors
49.Soybean Source
50.Sesame butter
52.Eggplant Peel
54.Multiple Colors
55.Unpredictable Color Change in Kiln
56.The Glaze of Jun Kiln
58.Minced Tea Leaves
59.Iron Rust
60.Low Temperature Glaze
61.Rouge Red
62.Peacock Green
64.Low Temperature Glaze imitating Jun Kiln
65.High Temperature Colors
Section III   Colors of Porcelain
1.    Color over Glaze
(1)        Five Colors
(2)        Blend of Under-glazed Blue and White with other Colors
(3)        Painted Color
(4)        Water Color
(5)        Soft Color
(6)        Enamel
(7)        Green
(8)        Gold
(9)        Blue
(10)     Yellow
(11)     White Glaze with Red and Green Colors
(12)     Purple over Yellow
(13)     Red over Yellow
(14)     Peacock Blue over White
2.    Under Glaze
(1)        Blue and White
(2)        Blue and White in Ge Kiln Style
(3)        Under-glazed Red
(4)        Blue and White with Under-glazed Red
(5)        Blue over Under-glazed Colors
(6)        Five Under-glazed Colors
(7)        Brown
(8)        Black
(9)        White Patterns over White
(10)     White over Brown
(11)     Soybean Brown over White
(12)     Three Under-glazed Colors
(13)     Three Plain Colors
(14)     Under-glazed Black over White
(15)     Tang Tri-colors
(16)     Song Tri-colors
(17)     Liao Tri-colors
(18)     Under-glazed Colors over Green
(19)     Pale Purple
Chapter III   Moulding of Porcelain
Section I   Terminology of Porcelain Moulding
1.    Various kinds of opening
2.    Various kinds of handle
3.    Kinds of shoulders
4.    Kinds of midsection
5.    Kinds of mouth
6.    Kinds of bottom
7.    Kinds of stand
Section II Moulding of Porcelain
1.    Bowls
2.    Cups
3.    Vases
4.    Pots
5.    Jars
6.    Wine Jars
7.    Incense Burners
8.    Plates
9.    Boxes with cover
10.Wares for washing
12.Tools for study
Chapter IV   Inscriptions on Porcelain
Section I   An Overview of Inscriptions on Porcelain
1.    Classification of inscriptions
2.    Artistic style of inscriptions
Section II   Inscription on Timing
Section III   Inscriptions on Marking the User or Collector
Section IV   Inscriptions on Manufacturer
Section V   Other Inscriptions
Section VI   Inscriptions of Poetry or Sayings
Chapter V   Ornamental Patterns
Section I   Geometrical Patterns
Section II   Animal Patterns
Section III   Patterns of Plant
Section IV   Patterns of Figures
Section V   Mountain and River Patterns
Section VI   Religious Patterns
Section VII   Auspicious Patterns
Part IV   Certification and Collection
Chapter I   Certification
Section I   Main Grounds for Certification
Section II   Main Contents for Certification
1.    Authentic or fake
2.    Time of production
3.    Production kiln
4.    Appraisal of value
Section III   Certifying Methods for Ancient Porcelain
1.    Basic methods of discrimination
2.    Dispute between eye judgment and scientific judgment
Section IV   Traditional ways of discrimination
1.    Moulding
2.    The inner body
3.    The marks
4.    The bottom and stand
5.    Ornamental patterns
6.    Technique used
7.    Earthen marks on prior Yuan porcelain
8.    Exterior look
9.    Discrimination on pieces
Section V   Brief Introduction to Modern Scientific Certification
1.    Porcelain certification by modern scientific methods
2.    Imitation high-tech and traditional discrimination
3.    Certification of the aging of glaze
Section VI   Porcelain Certification Terminology
1.    Deficiency
2.    Repairing
3.    Faking
Section VII   Key Points for Certifying Official Kiln Products
Section VIII   Key points for Certifying Civilian Kiln Products
Section IX   Key Points for Certifying Blue and White Porcelain of Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties
1.    Blue and white of Yuan Dynasty
2.    Features of blue and white of Ming Dynasty
3.    Features of blue and white of Qing Dynasty
Section X   Key Points for Certifying Colored Porcelain of Ming and Qing Dynasties
1.   Key points for certifying the plain tri-color of Kangxi period
2.   Key points for certifying imitation of Song Dynasty Jun kiln products in the Yongzheng period
3.   Certification of painted porcelain
4.   Key points for certifying for low temperature imitation of Jun kiln products
5.   Key points for certifying painted and enamel porcelain in Yongzheng period
6.   Cautions for collecting porcelain plate paintings
Chapter III   Appreciation and Collection
Section I   An Overview of Appreciation of Porcelain and Appreciation of Famous Porcelain Pieces
1.    Porcelain with colored glaze
2.    Painted porcelain
3.    Blue and white
Section II   Basic Knowledge for Porcelain Collection
1.    Principles for collection
2.    Invest in prior Yuan porcelain when price is high
3.    “One must and three nots”
4.    Advice for fellow collectors
Section III   Beginners and Porcelain with Defects
Section IV   Valuation of Porcelain Collection
1.    Porcelain with colored glaze
2.    Painted porcelain
3.    Products of official and civilian kilns