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Cambridge University Press
11 April 2011
Museums & museology; History; Asian history
This book provides a guide to China's rich and varied museum collections, illustrated with rare images from the collections themselves. A great number of exquisite objects and artifacts have been preserved on China's vast territory, many of which are now displayed as museum exhibits. These cultural relics provide a crucial supplement to documentary sources, enriching our understanding of China's long history. The sixty-one museums selected for this book include both famous collections that are featured in the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage Sites, and others that are less familiar to Western eyes. China's Museums will inspire future visitors and those with an interest in Chinese history.
By:   Xianyao Li (Beijing Normal University), Zhewen Luo
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   3rd edition
Dimensions:   Height: 230mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 12mm
Weight:   390g
ISBN:   9780521186902
ISBN 10:   0521186900
Series:   Introductions to Chinese Culture
Pages:   218
Publication Date:   11 April 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  Adult education ,  ELT Advanced ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Li Xianyao is the former deputy president of the Beijing Natural Museum, vice president of the Beijing Museum Academy and a visiting professor of Beijing Normal University. He has published widely on the subject of China's museums. Luo Zhewen is head of the Expert Group of Ancient Architecture of the State Administration of Cultural Heritage, president of the China Cultural Heritage Academy and vice president of the China Great Wall Academy. He has published numerous works on ancient Chinese architecture.

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