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Author Törmä, Minna, author

Title Enchanted by Lohans : Osvald Sirén's journey into Chinese art / Minna Torma
Published Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 2013
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Contents List of Figures; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. In the Forbidden City; 2. The Beginnings of the Journey; 3. Enchanted by Lohans in Boston; 4. The Golden Pavilion; 5. The Expedition That Lasted Too Long; 6. The Fruits of the 1921-23 Expedition; 7. To Go or Not to Go Back to Stockholm; 8. Language Lessons and Curio Dealers; 9. Enhancing the Asian Collection in the Nationalmuseum; 10. The Garden as a Refuge; 11. Afterword; Appendix I: Biographies; Appendix II: Itineraries; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary Finnish Swedish art historian Osvald Sirén (1879-1966) was one of the pioneers of Chinese art scholarship in the West. This biography focuses on his four major voyages to East Asia: 1918, 1921-1923, 1929-1930, and 1935. This was a pivotal period in Chinese archaeology, art studies, and the formation of Western collections of Chinese art
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on April 16, 2014)
Subject Sirén, Osvald, 1879-1966 -- Travel -- China.
Art, Chinese.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789888180981
9789888268405 (ebook)