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Things Chinese: Antiques, Crafts, Collectibles

The China Institute in America presents a book signing with Ronald G. Knapp.

March 20, 2012 6:30pm to 8:00pm

A source of fascination to the West, China’s renowned art objects and traditional manufactured products have long been sought by collectors. Things Chinese presents sixty distinctive items that are typical of Chinese culture and together present a window onto the people, the history, and the society of the world’s largest nation.

Featuring descriptions and full-color photographs, the history, cultural significance, and customs surrounding these objects and their importance becomes clear. Items covered include bamboo furniture, ivory carving, snuff bottles, mooncake molds, musical instruments, mahjong sets, and fengshui compasses.

Ronald G. Knapp
is SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the State University of New York, New Paltz, and author or contributing editor of more than a dozen books, including the award-winning Chinese Houses: The Architectural Heritage of a Nation.

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Phone Number: 
(212) 744-8181