The Resource The Lives of Chinese Objects : Buddhism, Imperialism and Display

The Lives of Chinese Objects : Buddhism, Imperialism and Display

Label
The Lives of Chinese Objects : Buddhism, Imperialism and Display
Title
The Lives of Chinese Objects
Title remainder
Buddhism, Imperialism and Display
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the biography of a set of rare Buddhist statues from China. Their extraordinary adventures take them from the Buddhist temples of fifteenth-century Putuo - China's most important pilgrimage island - to their seizure by a British soldier in the First Opium War in the early 1840s, and on to a starring role in the Great Exhibition of 1851. In the 1850s, they moved in and out of dealers' and antiquarian collections, arriving in 1867 at Liverpool Museum. Here they were re-conceptualized as specimens of the 'Mongolian race' and, later, as examples of Oriental art. The statues escaped the bom
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
730.951
Index
index present
LC call number
NB1912.B83 .T97 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Museums and Collections, vol. 3
Label
The Lives of Chinese Objects : Buddhism, Imperialism and Display
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Lives of ChineseObjects; Museums and Collections; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; CHAPTER 1: Sacred Beings in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) Dynasties; CHAPTER 2: Trophies of War, 1844-1852; CHAPTER 3: Articles of Industry: The Great Exhibition of 1851; CHAPTER 4: Curiosities, Antiquities, Art Treasure, Commodities: 1854-1867; CHAPTER 5: Specimens of Ethnology and Race: Liverpool Museum, 1867-1929; CHAPTER 6: Objects of Art, Archaeology and Oriental Antiquity: Liverpool Museum,1929-1996
  • CHAPTER 7: Objects of Curation and Conservation: Liverpool Museum, 1996-2005Future Lives: Liverpool or China; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn741492977
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (288 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780857452399
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt7j203p
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b25544044
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)741492977
  • pebcl0857452398

Library Locations

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