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Contents Foreword: The Saga of China's Imperial Collections, by Thomas Lawton Prologue 1 / China's Imperial Art Treasures from Early Times to the Twelfth Century 2 / Imperial Treasures under the Ming and Qing Dynasties 3 / From Private to Public Treasures: The Early Republican Era, 1911-1930 4 / The Treasures through Times of War, 1931-1947 5 / Relocating and Rebuilding the Palace Museum on Taiwan 6 / The Gugong in Beijing: National Treasure and Political Object 7 / Epilogue: The Politics of Art Notes Bibliography Index
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China -- Kings and rulers -- Art collections.
China -- History -- Qing dynasty, 1644-1912.
China -- History -- 20th century.
Art -- Political aspects -- China.