China, 5000 Years: Innovation and Transformation in the Arts
by Helmut Brinker, et al.
Publisher: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1998
Number of pages: 504
This catalogue is an invaluable resource for scholars of Chinese culture and art. It includes sixteen essays by scholars of Chinese culture, including Wu Hung, Helmut Brinker, James Cahill, Elizabeth Childs-Johnson, Patricia Ebrey, Sherman Lee, and Zhang Wenbin.
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