|Ming : 50 years that changed China : the BP exhibition|
|Ming : 50 years that changed China : the BP exhibition [London, British Museum, 18 September 2014 to 5 January 2015] / edited by Craig Clunas and Jessica Harrison-Hall|
1. A second founding: Ming China 1400-1450 / Craig Clunas -- 2. Courts: palaces, people and objects / Jessica Harrison-Hall -- 3. Wu: the arts of war / David Robinson -- 4. Wen: the arts of peace / Craig Clunas -- Beliefs: miracles and salvation / Marsha Haufler -- Commerce: the Ming in the world / Timothy Brook.
"Published to accompany a major exhibition at the British Museum and drawing on the latest research, this magnificent book explores the extraordinary history of early Ming China: the fabulous imperial courts, the military and cultural achievements, the complex belief systems, and diplomatic and trading missions. Over 2500 objects from museums across China and the rest of the world are illustrated here, including spectacular recent archaeological discoveries and some of the most beautiful works of art ever made"--Cover flap.
Includes bibliographical references and index.