China Institute in America. 8.5 x 11", 179 pp., color frontis, fully illustrated in color, b/w figures, chronology, map, notes, appendixes, text in English and Chinese, paper, New York, 2003. Item #26
With an essay by Chu-tung Li and poems translated by Ben Wang. For centuries, Nanjing has been known as an artistic, commercial and cultural center. During the late 17th century, it took on an additional attribute as a symbol of resistance to the conquering Qing (Manchu) dynasty. This original exhibition of over 60 paintings by Jinling (present-day Nanjing) artists provides the viewer with insight into that city's daily life, the lifestyle of the literati and political expression through landscape painting during the volatile time of the Ming-Qing transition.