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Author Chang, Ting (Art history teacher), author.

Title Travel, collecting, and museums of Asian art in nineteenth-century Paris / Ting Chang
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2016
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Series The histories of material culture and collecting, 1700-1950
Histories of material culture and collecting, 1700-1950.
Contents The historical terms of Euro-Asian object acquisition -- Gold, silver, and bronze: Cernuschi's collection and re-appraisals of Europe and Asia -- The labor of travel: Guimet and R├ęgamey in Asia -- Equivalence and inversion: France, Japan and China in Goncourt's Cabinet
Summary "Travel, Collecting, and Museums of Asian Art in Nineteenth-Century Paris examines a history of contact between modern Europe and East Asia through three collectors: Henri Cernuschi, Emile Guimet, and Edmond de Goncourt. Drawing on a wealth of material including European travelogues of the East and Asian reports of the West, Ting Chang explores the politics of mobility and cross-cultural encounter in the nineteenth century. This book takes a new approach to museum studies and institutional critique by highlighting what is missing from the existing scholarship -- the foreign labors, social relations, and somatic experiences of travel that are constitutive of museums yet left out of their histories. The author explores how global trade and monetary theory shaped Cernuschi's collection of archaic Chinese bronze. Exchange systems, both material and immaterial, determined Guimet's museum of religious objects and Goncourt's private collection of Asian art. Bronze, porcelain, and prints articulated the shifting relations and frameworks of understanding between France, Japan, and China in a time of profound transformation. Travel, Collecting, and Museums of Asian Art in Nineteenth-Century Paris thus looks at what Asian art was imagined to do for Europe. This book will be of interest to scholars and students interested in art history, travel imagery, museum studies, cross-cultural encounters, and modern transnational histories."--Provided by publisher
"Travel, Collecting, and Museums of Asian Art in Nineteenth-Century Paris examines transnational relations and intercultural exchange between modern Europe and Asia. At the core of the study are three major collectors, Enrico (Henri) Cernuschi, Emile Guimet, and Edmond de Goncourt, whose practices are analyzed to illuminate a larger history of East-West contact. The book takes an original approach that includes such overlooked issues as the impact of monetary histories and theories on European collections of Asian objects; the somatics of travel; collecting, writing, and display as polymorphous narratives of identity. Travel is a framing argument. By examining European reports of journeys through Asia and also diaries of Japanese and Chinese visitors to Europe in the nineteenth century the book highlights the social relations and foreign labors that are constitutive of museums but typically left out of analysis."-- Provided by publisher
Notes "First published 2013 by Ashgate Publishing."--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Art museums -- France -- Paris -- History -- 19th century
Art, East Asian -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris -- History -- 19th century
International travel -- Social aspects -- East Asia -- History -- 19th century
International travel -- Social aspects -- Europe -- History -- 19th century
ART -- Asian -- General.
ART -- History -- General.
Art museums
Art, East Asian -- Collectors and collecting
Civilization
International relations
East Asia -- Relations -- Europe
Europe -- Relations -- East Asia
Paris (France) -- Civilization -- 19th century
East Asia
Europe
France -- Paris
Genre/Form Electronic books
History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1351538454
9781351538459