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Empresses of China's Forbidden City, 1644-1912 - Daisy Yiyou Wang

Empresses of China's Forbidden City, 1644-1912

By: Daisy Yiyou Wang (Editor), Jan Stuart (Editor), Lin Shu (Contribution by), Luk Yu-ping (Contribution by), Ying-chen Peng (Contribution by)

Hardcover Published: 18th September 2018
ISBN: 9780300237085
Number Of Pages: 264

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A fascinating look at the life and times of empresses in the Qing dynasty

Empresses in the Qing dynasty (1644–1912) played an influential role in the imperial court and the cosmopolitan culture of their time. Offering compelling insights into the material culture, activities, and living spaces of Qing empresses, this lavishly illustrated book features over one hundred spectacular works of art from the Palace Museum in Beijing—including large-scale portraits, court robes, and richly decorated Buddhist sutras—that bring the splendor of the Qing court to life. A series of insightful essays examines the fascinating ways that key imperial women engaged with art, religion, and politics. This unprecedented exploration of the Qing court from the perspective of its royal women is an important new contribution to our understanding of Chinese art and history. 

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"For all its splendor, `Empresses' is a gratifyingly rigorous show. Qing-era historians left only bare-bones outlines of women's lives, and both the exhibition and a hefty catalog use clothing, paintings and the decorative arts to fill in big gaps in the Chinese historical record."-Jason Farago, New York Times

ISBN: 9780300237085
ISBN-10: 0300237081
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 18th September 2018
Publisher: Yale University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 31.75 x 25.4  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.93
Edition Number: 1

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