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Superfluous things : material culture and social status in early modern China

Author: Craig Clunas
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity, 1991
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An examination of the history of material culture in early modern China. The author analyzes paintings, calligraphy, bronzes and other objects owned by the elites of Ming China, places them in their  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Clunas
ISBN: 0745608752 9780745608754
OCLC Number: 471620874
Description: vii, 219 s., tav. : illustrations
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Responsibility: Craig Clunas

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"One of those rare books whose every chapter makes you think, often about features of Chinese society that we have too long taken for granted....Inspiring, even entertaining."

 
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