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Title :

Chinese material culture and British perceptions of China in the mid-nineteenth century

Author :
PAGANI, Catherine ;
Conference :
Colonialism and the object : empire, material culture and the museum; London; New York; Routledge ;
Publication year :
1998
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Examines the complex relationship between British perceptions of Chinese material culture and of the Chinese themselves within social and economic contexts. Shows that China was regarded as a marketable commodity just as were her products, sentiments linked to feelings of cultural and economic superiority which came about through victory in the Opium War. The American merchant Nathan Dunn, whose Chinese collection was displayed at S. George's Place, London in 1842, was aware of the money and status which could be made by exploiting the vogue for things Chinese. British attitudes to Chinese culture could be characterised as colonial, for the situation after the war was very similar to a colonial one. ;
Pagination/Size :
5 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Chine ; Collection ; Collectionneurs ; Colonialisme ; Commerce ; Culture matérielle ; Dunn, Nathan, 1782-1844 ; England (GBR) ; Grande-Bretagne ; Réception ; 1800-1900 ; 1842-1851 ;
Descriptors :
China ; Collection ; Collectors ; Colonialism ; Commerce ; Dunn, Nathan, 1782-1844 ; England (GBR) ; Great Britain ; Material culture ; Reception ; 1800-1900 ; 1842-1851 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24970476 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0415157757 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ; UNITED STATES ;