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Published by University of Washington Press in Seattle .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Women art patrons -- China,
  • Art patronage -- China,
  • Sex role in art,
  • Women -- China -- History -- To 1500,
  • Art, Chinese -- Song-Yuan dynasties, 960-1368,
  • China -- Kings and rulers -- Art patronage

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementHui-shu Lee.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsN5205.7.C6 L5 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23980403M
ISBN 109780295989631
LC Control Number2009035340
OCLC/WorldCa435628931

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