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Author Meyer, Karl E. (Karl Ernest), 1937- author.

Title The China collectors : America's century-long hunt for Asian art treasures / Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    709.51 MEY    Available
Edition First edition.
Description ix, 420 pages: illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prologue. Our winding way to China -- 1. The rules of the game -- 2. Pacific overtures -- 3. The crimson path -- 4. Barrels of glue -- 5. Lament for Longmen -- 6. Penn corrals the Tang emperor's horses -- 7. Mad for Ming -- 8. Art on the rails -- 9. The porcelain bubble -- 10. Romancing the Rockefellers -- 11. The mandarin -- 12. Canada's tryst with China -- 13. Painting power -- 14. Threads of heaven -- 15. The authenticator -- 16. Streams and mountains : the view from the Middle West -- 17. The Met's marathon -- 18. Alien property -- 19. Going for the gold -- 20. The grand acquisitor -- Epilogue. Promising portals in the Great Wall.
Summary 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.
Subject Art, Chinese -- Appreciation -- United States.
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Added Author Brysac, Shareen Blair, author.
ISBN 9781137279767 hardcover
1137279761 hardcover

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