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The China Collectors

The China Collectors Author by : Karl E. Meyer
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2015-03-10
Publisher by : St. Martin's Press
ISBN : 9781466879294
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Total Download : 675

Thanks to Salem sea captains, Gilded Age millionaires, curators on horseback and missionaries gone native, North American museums now possess the greatest collections of Chinese art outside of East Asia itself. How did it happen? The China Collectors is the first full account of a century-long treasure hunt in China from the Opium Wars and the Boxer Rebellion to Mao Zedong's 1949 ascent. The principal gatherers are mostly little known and defy invention. They included "foreign devils" who braved desert sandstorms, bandits and local warlords in acquiring significant works. Adventurous curators
Category: Art

The China Collectors

The China Collectors Author by : Karl E. Meyer
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2015-03-10
Publisher by : Macmillan
ISBN : 9781137279767
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Total Download : 841

A history of the unlikely artistic encounters between America and China presents the account of a century-long treasure hunt in China from the Opium Wars and the Boxer Rebellion to Mao Zedong's 1949 ascent.
Category: Art

The China Threat

The China Threat Author by : Bill Gertz
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2013-02-05
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781621571155
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Total Download : 850

The devastating terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and America's first domestic bio-terrorism mail attacks have shifted America's attention and resources to the immediate threat of international terrorism. But we shouldn't be fooled. Since the publication of the hardcover edition of The China Threat in November of 2000, one thing remains very much the same: the People's Republic of China is the most serious long-term national security challenge to the United States. In fact, after the events of September 11, the China threat should seem all the more real, for Communis
Category: Political Science

Collectors Collections And Museums

Collectors Collections And Museums Author by : Stacey Pierson
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2007
Publisher by : Peter Lang
ISBN : 3039105388
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Total Download : 780

This book presents the first comprehensive study of the collecting, consumption and display of Chinese porcelain in Britain from the 16th to the 20th century, as well as the impact of this activity on British culture. Beginning with the early porcelains acquired as objects of exotica and vessels for the consumption of tea and coffee, followed by porcelains for display in the country house interior, the first part of this book reveals the role of porcelain in Britain’s developing economic relations with China and the impact of this material on both daily life and interior design. The subseque
Category: Art
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