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China's Museums

3rd Edition


Part of Introductions to Chinese Culture

  • Date Published: March 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521186902

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  • This book provides a guide to China's rich and varied museum collections, illustrated with rare images from the collections themselves. A great number of exquisite objects and artifacts have been preserved on China's vast territory, many of which are now displayed as museum exhibits. These cultural relics provide a crucial supplement to documentary sources, enriching our understanding of China's long history. The sixty-one museums selected for this book include both famous collections that are featured in the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage Sites, and others that are less familiar to Western eyes. China's Museums will inspire future visitors and those with an interest in Chinese history.

    • A comprehensive guide to sixty-one of China's most celebrated, and less well known, museum collections
    • Written by two leading Chinese experts whose work is not widely available in the West
    • Full colour illustrations support the discussion throughout
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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521186902
    • length: 218 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 156 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • contains: 265 colour illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. National treasures
    2. The contributions of China's ethnic minorities
    3. Tracing the path of history
    4. Treasures of China's grottoes
    5. Subterranean imperial palaces
    6. Hua-xia civilization
    7. Assembly of talents: arts and literature
    8. Gardens and architectural monuments
    9. The homes of our forebears: archaeology
    10. Marvels of heaven and earth: natural history
    Appendix: chronological table of the Chinese dynasties.

  • Authors

    Xianyao Li, Beijing Normal University
    Li Xianyao is the former deputy president of the Beijing Natural Museum, vice president of the Beijing Museum Academy and a visiting professor of Beijing Normal University. He has published widely on the subject of China's museums.

    Zhewen Luo, China Cultural Heritage Academy
    Luo Zhewen is head of the Expert Group of Ancient Architecture of the State Administration of Cultural Heritage, president of the China Cultural Heritage Academy and vice president of the China Great Wall Academy. He has published numerous works on ancient Chinese architecture.

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