Tour the treasures of the museums of China, from the magnificent bronzes of the ancient Jinsha civilization and the magnificence of the museums on the Silk Road to contemporary oddities in the Beijing Police Museum, from the wealth of scientific knowledge in China's geological and salt museums, to the mysterious oracle bones at Yinxu, the last capital of China's Shang Dynasty.With dozens of detailed entries on must-see museums and shorter entries on scores of others, this comprehensive book also spotlights a new Chinese revolution: entrepreneurs have amassed collections and converted their passions into newly established private museums showcasing anything from antique furniture to three-inch shoes and ceramics-many in modern architectural edifices.
Pointers to the best of the burgeoning contemporary art galleries, artists' villages and studios where visitors can view and purchase, make this guide essential for those wanting to peer into China's cultural windows both past and present.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - herschelian - LibraryThing
Currently the only available guide to the museums of China. One or two of the smaller quirkier museums are missing but that doesn't detract from what is an essential guidebook. The written ... Read full review