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Screen of Kings: Royal Art and Power in Ming China

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Screen of Kings is the first book in any language to examine the cultural role of the regional aristocracy - relatives of the emperors - in Ming dynasty China (1368 - 1644). Through an analysis of their patronage of architecture, calligraphy, painting and other art forms, and through a study of the contents of their splendid and recently-excavated tombs, this innovative study puts the aristocracy back at the heart of accounts of China's culture, from which they have been excluded until very recently. Screen of Kings ...

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Screen of Kings: Royal Art and Power in Ming China
2013, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu

ISBN-13: 9780824838522

Hardcover

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