Ancestral Realms Of The Naxi: Quentin Roosevelt's China


by Mathieu, Christine; Cindy Ho (Eds.)

Ancestral Realms Of The Naxi: Quentin Roosevelt's China

Price:  US$78.40   (SGD98.00*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 200 pages
Published:  2011, United Kingdom, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9783897903432
SB#:  050997 (703)

About This Book

The Naxi people are an ethnic minority living in south-western China, who at the intersection of the Tibetan civilization in the west and the Chinese in the east, developed not only their own language but also their own pictographic script (the only living pictographic script in the world today), a rich mythology, and their own religion complete with complex rituals. This book offers a comprehensive introduction to Naxi art and culture through rare artefacts: funeral scrolls, ceremonial banners, paintings, musical instruments, crowns, swords, and sceptres, as well as pictographic manuscripts. It provides articles on the art of the Dongba, their calligraphy and language, and essays on Naxi history, culture, and society, as well as an essay on Quentin Roosevelt and his travels to the land of the Naxi. This is a comprehensive introduction to centuries of Naxi culture, art, and religion, which presents outstanding objects from public and private collections, including those collected by Quentin Roosevelt in China. Essays by specialists and scholars in the field of Naxi studies and Chinese and Tibetan art history offer a highly academic standard that is also attractive and accessible. With bibliography and index.


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