HPM181 - NEW BOOK
Hunan Provincial Museum ed: ZAI ZUI YAOYUAN DE DIFANG XUNZHAO GUXIANG: 13-16 SHIJI ZHONGGUO YU YIDALI DE KUA WENHUA JIAOLIU. Finding a Homeland at the End of the World: The Trans-Cultural Exchanges and Interactions between China & Italy from the 13th to the 16th Century. Beijing, 2018. 371 pp. Colour plates throughout, many full page. Colour text illustrations. 31x24 cm. Cloth.
Catalogue of an exhibition at the Hunan Provincial Museum in Changsha, China which presented a fascinating and extraordinary selection of 250 exhibits from museums in China, Italy and the United States. The exhibition aimed to tell a continuous story of links between China and Italy from the 13th to 16th centuries. Some of the links tenuous (probably to be expected) but ever-interesting. The exhibition in five main sections: From Four Seas to Seven Seas; The Compass Pointing to the East; The Sunrise of Dadu; The Package of Marco Polo; It's Impolite Not to Reciprocate. Each of these main sections with a number of subsections. Includes paintings, textiles, ceramics, maps and books (both Chinese and western) from the period under examination. Also Christian missionary objects. Illustrated throughout. A number of essays by scholars from China and western countries. Brief introductions to each section and captions to plates in English. Main text in Chinese. Most difficult to obtain.
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Was item 27 in printed List 194.
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