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Title:
Dragons and silk from the forbidden city : the genius of China
Author:
Coleman, Teresa, 1945-
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Publication Information:
Hong Kong : Odyssey Publications, 1999.
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9789622176027
Format :
Book

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Central Library TS1615.C45 C56 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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The Close-Up series is the first of its kind to give you a concise introduction to individual aspects of China and its people. Each topic is presented by experts in their fields who write with brevity and clarity for the intelligent reader.Some of the finest silk embroideries were made for the Imperial Court in the Forbidden City, where a mandarin in a dragon robe carried the power of the Emperor. Power, poetry, philosophies; all the symbols are explained and illustrated in use on actual garments in this book.


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