Yin Yu Tang

Yin Yu Tang : A Traditional Chinese House

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For seven generations, members of the Huang family lived in a house called Yin Tu Tang in a small, remote Chinese village. By the mid-1990s, the surviving members had moved away and the house was abandoned. In 1997, the house was moved to the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, and will be opened as a permanent installation in 2003. This book tells the story of 18th-century Chinese domestic life, culture, and the remarkable restoration of the house at the Peabody Essex Museum.show more

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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 238.8 x 261.6 x 25.4mm | 1,088.63g
  • Periplus Editions/Berkeley Books Pte Ltd
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • English
  • New.
  • col
  • 0804834873
  • 9780804834872
  • 1,651,798

About Nancy Zeng Berliner

Nancy Berliner is curator of Chinese art at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, and has curated exhibits of Chinese arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Yale University Art Gallery, among others. She has lectured at Harvard University, Dartmouth College, the Asia Society of Houston, and the ChinaInstitute. She has written for the New York Times, Asian Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Asian Art, and American Craft magazines, and is the author of Beyond the Screen: Chinese Furniture of the 16th and 17th Century, and Chinese Folk Art.show more

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"This book is recommended...for the Chinese history and culture sections of both public and academic libraries."--Library Journalshow more