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Enchanted by Lohans : Osvald Sirén's journey into Chinese art

Author: Minna Törmä
Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Finnish Swedish art historian Osvald Sirén (1879-1966) was one of the pioneers of Chinese art scholarship in the West. This biography focuses on his four major voyages to East Asia: 1918, 1921-1923, 1929-1930, and 1935. This was a pivotal period in Chinese archaeology, art studies, and the formation of Western collections of Chinese art.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Named Person: Osvald Sirén; Osvald Sirén
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Minna Törmä
ISBN: 9789888268405 9888268406 9789888180981 9888180983
OCLC Number: 967259992
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: List of Figures; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. In the Forbidden City; 2. The Beginnings of the Journey; 3. Enchanted by Lohans in Boston; 4. The Golden Pavilion; 5. The Expedition That Lasted Too Long; 6. The Fruits of the 1921-23 Expedition; 7. To Go or Not to Go Back to Stockholm; 8. Language Lessons and Curio Dealers; 9. Enhancing the Asian Collection in the Nationalmuseum; 10. The Garden as a Refuge; 11. Afterword; Appendix I: Biographies; Appendix II: Itineraries; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Responsibility: Minna Torma.

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Finnish Swedish art historian Osvald Sirén (1879-1966) was one of the pioneers of Chinese art scholarship in the West. This biography focuses on his four major voyages to East Asia: 1918, 1921-1923, 1929-1930, and 1935. This was a pivotal period in Chinese archaeology, art studies, and the formation of Western collections of Chinese art.

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