Emperors' Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei

Paperback: $35.00
ISBN-13: 9780939117741
Published: October 2017

Additional Information

272 pages | 225 full-color illustrations
  • About the Book
  • **Winner of 2017 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award**

    Emperors' Treasures examines each ruler's distinct contribution to the arts and how each developed his or her aesthetic and connoisseurship.

    This Chinese art book book features artworks from the renowned National Palace Museum, Taipei. It encompasses paintings, calligraphy, bronzes, ceramics, lacquer ware, jades, and textiles exemplifying the finest craftsmanship and imperial taste. Emperors' Treasures explores the identities of eight Chinese rulers—seven emperors and one empress—who reigned from the early 12th through early 20th centuries. They are portrayed in a story line that highlights artworks of their eras, from the dignified Song to the coarse yet subtle Yuan, and from the brilliant Ming until the final, dazzling Qing period.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Jay Xu, Author

    • Li He, Author

  • Reviews and Endorsements
    • This thorough historical account of Chinese art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei, is highly recommended for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and researchers of art, art history, and Asian art, as well as anyone interested in these subjects.
      —Tina Chan, MIT Libs/ Library Journal