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


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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