China on Paper: European and Chinese Works from the Late Sixteenth to the Early Nineteenth Century

China on Paper: European and Chinese Works from the Late Sixteenth to the Early Nineteenth Century

  • Edited by Marcia Reed and Paola Demattè

    The striking illustrated books, maps, and prints featured in China on Paper are some of the most notable among the printed works produced at the dawn of the era of global trade to present China to Europe and bring Western science, religion, and art to China. From a Chinese translation of the rosary to French editions of Confucian classics, from a monumental map of the world to magnificent engravings of the European pavilions built by Jesuits at the behest of the Qianlong emperor—these works on paper reveal a compelling and largely hidden history of mutual curiosity and fruitful collaboration at a time when few people traveled far from home. Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Getty Research Institute from November 6, 2007, to February 10, 2008.

    Marcia Reed is head of Collection Development at the Getty Research Institute. Paola Demattè is associate professor of Chinese art at the Rhode Island School of Design.

    The hardcover edition of this book is out of stock indefinitely.

  • 248 pages
    8 5/8 x 11 inches
    49 color and 68 b/w illustrations
    ISBN 978-1-60606-068-1
    paperback

    Getty Publications
    Imprint: Getty Research Institute

    2011


  • Recipient of the Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Award (Division One) by the ACRL-RBMS (Association of College and Research Libraries-Rare Book and Manuscript Section).

    "Gorgeously illustrated volume...essential reading."
    History in Review


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