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China on Paper
China on Paper
European and Chinese Works from the Late Sixteenth to the Early Nineteenth Century
Edited by Marcia Reed and Paola Demattè

Getty Research Institute
280 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 inches
35 color and 66 b/w illustrations
ISBN 978-0-89236-869-3
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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). More info.

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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.

This volume is published in conjunction with an exhibition on view 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.

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