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From the Publisher"Besides Mao gadgetry, art lovers will find plenty of inspiration from other collectibles featured in this well researched book. These range from household furnishings and religious icons to ethnic minority jewelry and opium pipes, all good stuff that illustrates aspects of China's cultural history and its people's artistic taste that is highly recognized in art markets around the world. Every item covered has a history of its own, and Knapp's approach to history is comprehensive."—The Nation
"The ever-observant and longtime China scholar Ron Knapp rewards readers with his rich insights into the meaning and histories behind objects—from bird cages to dragons—that sing of Chinese civilization's inspiring contributions to our world."
"Ron Knapp, with his broad grasp of Chinese history and culture, provides insights and highlights of taste, style, and social and cultural developments behind the particular 'things' in this book, captured beautifully and skillfully by the lenses of Micha