China's Museums (Introductions to Chinese Culture)

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This book provides a guide to China's rich and varied museum collections, illustrated with rare images from the collections themselves. A great number of exquisite objects and artifacts have been preserved on China's vast territory, many of which are now displayed as museum exhibits. These cultural relics provide a crucial supplement to documentary sources, enriching our understanding of China's long history. The sixty-one museums selected for this book include both famous collections that are featured in the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage Sites, and others that are less familiar to Western eyes. China's Museums will inspire future visitors and those with an interest in Chinese history.

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A great number of objects and artifacts have been preserved on China's vast territory, many of which are now on display in museums across China. This illustrated introduction provides a guide to China's numerous museum collections, and will inspire future visitors and all those with an interest in Chinese history.

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Li Xianyao is the former deputy president of the Beijing Natural Museum, vice president of the Beijing Museum Academy and a visiting professor of Beijing Normal University. He has published widely on the subject of China's museums.

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