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Empire of great brightness : visual and material cultures of Ming China, 1368-1644
AuthorClunas, Craig
Pub. LocationHonoluluPublisherUniversity of Hawaii Press
Date2007Phys. Desc.288 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 26 cm.
LocationHallway CasesCall NumberDS753.2.C58 2007
Empire of great brightness : visual and material cultures of Ming China, 1368-1644 / Craig Clunas.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 234-274) and index.

Contents: Time, space and agency in Ming China -- Sitting and roaming: cultures of direction and movement -- The word on the streets: cultures of text -- Pictures in the Chinese encyclopaedia: image, category, and knowledge -- Pleasure, play and excess -- Dark warriors: cultures of violence -- 'Walking with a staff': ageing and death -- Remnant subjects: afterlives of Ming visual and material culture.
***Graphic resource.

Subject(s)China--Civilization--Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
Art, Chinese--Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1911
Material culture--China--History--Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #11155
ISBN9780824831493LCCN2006024694OCLC70718403