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

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

Label
The China collectors : America's century-long hunt for Asian art treasures
Title
The China collectors
Title remainder
America's century-long hunt for Asian art treasures
Statement of responsibility
Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
709.51/075
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N7340
LC item number
.M475 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The China collectors : America's century-long hunt for Asian art treasures, Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn881437085
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 420 pages
Isbn
9781137279767
Lccn
2014031029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)881437085
Label
The China collectors : America's century-long hunt for Asian art treasures, Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn881437085
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 420 pages
Isbn
9781137279767
Lccn
2014031029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)881437085

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