Chinese pictorial art as viewed by the connoisseur: notes on the means and methods of traditional Chinese connoisseurship of pictorial art, based upon a study of the art of mounting scrolls in China and Japan

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Hacker Art Books, Nov 1, 1981 - Art - 537 pages
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Contents

INTRODUCTION я
3
THE JUDGING OF ANTIQUE SCROLLS
339
THE CONNOISSEURSHIP OF SEALS
417
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About the author (1981)

Robert H. Van Gulik was born in Holland in 1910. He was a diplomat, an expert in esoteric Buddhism, and a scholar of Chinese history and culture. He mastered ancient Chinese musical instruments and calligraphy. He translated a number of Chinese texts, including Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee (Dee Goong An): An Authentic Eighteenth-Century Detective Novel and later used the character in his own stories. He died in 1967.

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