National Palace Museum ed: SI FANG LAI CHAO: ZHIGONG TU TE ZHAN. The Four Quarters Come to Court: A Special Exhibition of Envoys Presenting Tribute. Taibei, 2019. 279, xvi pp. Colour plates throughout, many full page. Four foldouts. 29x21 cm. Wrappers.
Catalogue of an exhibition at the National Palace Museum in Taibei exploring a key aspect of China's relationship with other states throughout history - that of foreign envoys presenting tribute at the imperial court. Twenty important paintings pertaining to this theme were shown and their content and meaning described in detail. The paintings date from the Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties and all come from the museum's superb collection. All are illustrated in full and in close-up detail. Fascinating. Introductions, list of contents and plates, plus descriptions to plates in English. Main text in Chinese.
Item 117 in List 203.
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