Empresses of China's Forbidden City : 1644-1912
Empresses of China's Forbidden City : 1644-1912 / edited by Daisy Yiyou Wang and Jan Stuart ; with essays and entries by Daisy Yiyou Wang, Jan Stuart, Lin Shu, Luk Yu-ping, Ying-chen Peng, Evelyn S. Rawski, Ren Wanping, and additional entries by curators at the Palace Museum, the Peabody Essex Museum, and the Freer Sackler, Smithsonian Institution.
|Other authors:||Wang, Yiyou, (Editor)Stuart, Jan, 1955- (Editor)Shu, Lin, (Contributor)Yu-ping, Luk, (Contributor)Peng, Ying-chen, (Contributor)Rawski, Evelyn S., (Contributor)Wanping, Ren, (Contributor)|
"Empresses in the Qing dynasty 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 in-sightful 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 top-ranked women is an important new contribution to our understanding of Chinese art and history"--
|Other authors:||Wang, Yiyou, (Editor), Stuart, Jan, 1955- (Editor), Shu, Lin, (Contributor), Yu-ping, Luk, (Contributor), Peng, Ying-chen, (Contributor), Rawski, Evelyn S., (Contributor), Wanping, Ren, (Contributor)|
Salem, Massachusetts : Washington, DC :
Peabody Essex Museum ; Freer Sackler, Smithsonian Institution,
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Place of Publication:||
United States -- Massachusetts -- Essex -- Salem.
United States -- District of Columbia -- Washington.