Treasures of China

Treasures of China

The Glories of the Kingdom of the Dragon

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Treasures of China presents a portrait of a country and civilization that has fascinated outsiders for millennia. From the mysterious Xia (ca. 2000bce) to the last imperial rulers, the Qing (1644#150;1912), the history of the greatest imperial power in East Asia unfolds in seven chapters illuminated by over 170 stunning photographs, from the Crucible of a Civilization through to Imperial Zenith and Decline. Each section balances informative background with illuminating commentary that explains not only the art forms (from the magnificent bronze-casting to sublime ceramics, exquisite jade carving to ornate laquerwork), but reveals the nature and significance of its rich symbolism. It makes for a fascinating account of imperial power, war and invasion, as well as a journey of discovery.


Published: London : Duncan Baird Publishers ; New York : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Sterling Pub. Co., 2008.
ISBN: 9781844836215
Branch Call Number: 306.0951 CHI
Characteristics: 224 p. :,col. ill., col. map ;,31 cm.


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