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Collecting and Displaying China's "Summer Palace" in the West: The Yuanmingyuan in Britain and France

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In October 1860, at the culmination of the Second Opium War, British and French troops looted and destroyed one of the most important palace complexes in imperial China-the Yuanmingyuan. Known in the West as the "Summer Palace," this site consisted of thousands of buildings housing a vast art collection. It is estimated that over a million objects may have been taken from the palaces in the Yuanmingyuan-and many of these are now scattered around the world, in private collections and public museums. With contributions from ...

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    • Title: Collecting and Displaying China's "Summer Palace" in the West by Louise Tythacott
    • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    • Print ISBN: 9781138080553, 1138080551
    • eText ISBN: 9781351624893
    • Edition: 2017 1st edition
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