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The Immortal Stone

James C.S. Lin

The Immortal Stone draws on the extraordinarily rich collection of Chinese jades in The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. The most exceptional of these include objects from the Qing imperial court, animal sculptures, utensils and desk items of remarkable draftsmanship and inventiveness. The use of jade declined after the collapse of the Han empire and it was not until the Ming and...  >More

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A Collection of Pagodas: 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco

Edited by Mee-Seen Loong and Jeffrey Hantover

The exhibition catalog includes a rare and unusual collection of 84 models of Chinese pagodas exhibited at the 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition, based on famous pagodas extant in China around the turn of the twentieth century. After storage of 100 years, this collection reappears in public in 2015, as part of a city-wide celebration of the Centennial of the Panama Pacific Exposition.  >More

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Tenth-Century China and Beyond: Art and Visual Culture in a Multi-centered Age

Hung Wu

The tenth century was a period of extensive change in East Asia, in which China was divided into regional kingdoms with the fall of the Tang dynasty in 907 and powerful northern empires, the Khitan Liao and Koryŏ dynasty, arose. Though historically regarded as a period declining into disorder between the great Tang and Song eras, it in fact saw art and culture flourish in...  >More

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Archaism and Antiquarianism in Korean and Japanese Art

Edited by Elizabeth Lillehoj

Much attention has been given to the importance of emulation of the past in East Asian history. Study and interpretation of the past are now recognized as persistent forces in the shaping of cultural identity in China, Korea, and Japan from ancient times to the modern age. The present volume is based on two scholarly gatherings organized by the Center of the Art of East Asia,...  >More

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Zangdok Palri: The Lotus Light Palace of Guru Rinpoche

Supawan Pui Lamsam and Kesang Choden Tashi Wangchuck

Zangdok Palri, the Glorious Copper-Colored Mountain, is the manifestation of the celestial paradise of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava, the "Second Buddha" of TIbetan Buddhism and great tantric master who brought Buddhism from India to Tibet. Atop this mountain lies the majestic Lotus Light Palace, filled with the light of wisdom. True devotees of Guru Rinpoche consider Zangdok Palri...  >More

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Inspired by Dunhuang: Re-creation in Contemporary Chinese Art*

Edited by Willow Weilan Hai and J May Lee Barrett

Like the old masters before them, modern and contemporary luminaries, such as Zhang Daqian, Zhang Hongtu, Liu Jude, Liu Dan, Yu Hong, and others, have sought inspiration from Dunhuang’s ancient sculptures and murals. This catalog presents the breathtaking results of their painstaking creative efforts, works which capture the experience of Dunhuang in ways that are powerfully...  >More

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Celestial Horses and Long Sleeve Dancers

The David W. Dewey Collection of Ancient Chinese Tomb Sculpture

Robert D Jacobsen

In 1974 Chinese peasants stumbled upon one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time; the spectacular burial guard, numbering over 7000 life size terra-cotta soldiers and horses, at the tomb of the first Emperor Qinshihuang ( r. 259–210 B.C.). Large figurines such as these, made in such great numbers and detailed naturalism was unprecedented. It, along with many recent...  >More

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Hidden Meanings of Love and Death in Chinese Paintings

Selections from the Marilyn and Roy Papp Collection

Chun-Yi Lee

Love and death - two of life’s most essential experiences - have long been themes explored in art. While portrayals of love and death in Western art has received much attention, these themes and their appearance in Chinese art, particularly in Chinese literati painting, has gone largely unexplored in museums and literature today. Hidden Meanings of Love and Death will draw from the...  >More

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Reinventing the Past

Archaism and Antiquarianism in Chinese Art and Visual Culture

Edited by Hung Wu

Much attention has been given to the importance of emulation of the past in Chinese history. Study and interpretation of the past are now recognized as persistent forces in the shaping of cultural identity in China from ancient times to the modern age. The present volume is based on two scholarly gatherings organized by the Center of the Art of East Asia, Department of Art History, at...  >More

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Looking Modern: East Asian Visual Culture from Treaty Ports to World War II

Edited by Jennifer Purtle and Hans Bjarne Thomsen

Looking Modern: East Asian Visual Culture from Treaty Ports to World War II examines multiple dimensions of visual modernity in East Asia from the nineteenth century through the early decades of the twentieth. The papers were drawn from two symposia held at the Center for the Art of East Asia in the Department of Art History, the University of Chicago, which brought out important...  >More

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Looking at Asian Art

Katherine R. Tsiang and Martin J Powers

The essays in this collection examine a broad spectrum of artwork, sharaing secrets for "seeing" the arts of Asia as practiced by professional historians of Asian art. Introduction by Katherine R. Tsiang and Martin J. Powers VISUAL ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION Looking At and Understanding Early East Asian Ceramics by Robert Poor Looking at Ornament: The Red Lacquered Coffin...  >More

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Khmer Bronzes: New Interpretations of the Past

Douglas Latchford and Emma C. Bunker

This book explores the ways in which the Indic gods appeared on the Khmer sacred landscape, together with new bronze-casting techniques adapted by Khmer artisan metalworkers. These techniques enabled the production of large-scale bronzes in anthropomorphic form to fulfill the sacred requirements of the newly arrived beliefs. Examining the econographic, stylistic, and technical...  >More

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Masterpieces of Landscape Painting from the Forbidden City

This exhibition catalog features 56 paintings from the Palace Museum, which has the largest collection of Chinese paintings in the world, and 19 paintings from the renowned collection of the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Together, these works reveal a painting revolution that happened in China during the 13th and 14th centuries, and forever changed the course of the arts, with its...  >More

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Art of Southeast Asian Textiles: The Tilleke & Gibbins Collection

Linda S McIntosh

As markers of identity and status of their producers’ cultures, the textiles of Southeast Asia are often viewed as ethnographic objects. Hand-weavings function as clothing, household accessories, and religious objects and have important roles in major life events. Created with a myriad of materials and techniques and a selection of colors and motifs, this region’s weavings are also...  >More

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The Art and Life of Michael Birch

JKL Birch

The figures and mythical creatures portrayed in Michael Birch’s carvings range from sensuous, voluptuous figures through abstractions of animals and geometric forms to his very personal interpretations of Japanese myths and legends. Sometimes amusing – sometimes alarming, but always superbly realised artistic pieces carved from some of the most challenging, resilient natural materials...  >More

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A Treasury of Ming and Qing Dynasty Palace Furniture

Desheng Hu

This two-volume set is an important publication in the study of furniture from the Palace Museum (Forbidden City) in Beijing. Through 30 years of work and research in the Palace Museum, furniture specialist and author Hu Desheng has selected 455 of the most outstanding pieces (or sets) of furniture, illustrated in these volumes in high-quality color photographs. Chapters 1, 2 and 3...  >More

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The MacLean Collection

Chinese Ritual Bronzes

Richard Pegg

The MacLean Collection: Chinese Ritual Bronzes is the first in the series of books related to the MacLean Collection. This book is arranged chronologically and covers three major historical periods of Chinese bronze history, the Shang, Zhou and Han dynasties, primarily with bronzes manufactured in the central plains of China. For this book, we have attempted to provide as much visual...  >More

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Mongolian Buddhist Art: Masterpieces from the Museums of Mongolia

Volume I, Part 1 & 2: Thangkas, Embroideries, and Appliqués

Zara Fleming and J. Lkhagvademchig Shastri

Mongolian Buddhist Art: Masterpieces from the Museums of Mongolia presents for the first time 441 masterpieces of Mongolian Buddhist art from five major Mongolian museums: the Bogd Kahn Palace Museum, the Choijin Lama Temple Museum, the Zanabazar Museum of Fine Arts, the Erdene Zuu Museum and the Danzanravjaa Museum. Selected by the Centre for Cultural Heritage in conjunction with the...  >More

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