9780804841870

Things Chinese : Antiques, Crafts, Collectibles

  • ISBN 13:

    9780804841870

  • ISBN 10:

    080484187X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/10/2011
  • Publisher: Tuttle Pub

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

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Summary

A source of fascination to the West, China's renowned art objects and traditional manufactured products have long been sought by collectors. Things Chinesepresents sixty distinctive items that are typical of Chinese culture and together present a window onto the people, the history and the society of the world's largest nation. Featuring descriptions and full-color photographs, the history, cultural significance and customs surrounding these objects and their importance becomes clear. Items covered include: Bamboo furniture Ivory carving Snuff Bottle Mooncake moulds Musical Instruments Mahjong sets Fengshui compasses

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