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Author Lu, Tracey L-D

Title Museums in China : power, politics and identities / Tracey L-D Lu
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 235 pages)
Series Routledge studies in the modern history of Asia ; 89
Routledge studies in the modern history of Asia ; 89
Contents 1. China between 1840 and 1949 -- 2. Missionaries and early museums -- 3. Social elites and early museums -- 4. Museums for modern state formation -- 5. Museums in the communist state -- 6. Ecomuseum, ethnicity and the management of intangible cultural heritage -- 7. Museum, tourism and local cultural changes -- 8. Museums in a changing China
Summary From the earliest museums established by Western missionaries in order to implement religious and political power, to the role they have played in the formation of the modern Chinese state, the origin and development of museums in mainland China differ significantly from those in the West. The occurrence of museums in mainland China in the late nineteenth century was primarily a result of internal and external conflicts, Westernization and colonialism, and as such they were never established solely for enjoyment and leisure. Using a historical and anthropological framework, thi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Museums -- China -- History
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Museum Administration & Museology.
Museer -- historia.
REFERENCE -- General.
TRAVEL -- Museums, Tours, Points of Interest.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1134081553