Chinas Museums by Xianyao LiChinas Museums by Xianyao Li

Chinas Museums

byXianyao Li, Zhewen Luo

Paperback | March 28, 2011

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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.
Title:Chinas MuseumsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:218 pages, 9.06 × 6.14 × 0.47 inPublished:March 28, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521186900

ISBN - 13:9780521186902

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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.