The Civilizations of the East: China – Rene Grousset (1935)


The Civilizations of the East: China – Rene Grousset (1935)


Title: The Civilizations of the East: China

Author: Rene Grousset

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, 1935.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Near fine. Very slight fraying to top of spine. Gilt to top edge. With 280 illustrations. App 9.5″ by 6.5″ A heavy book. Overseas shipping will cost extra.

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Chapter I: Formation of the Chinese Aesthetic Ideal (pages 3-146)

Chapter 2: Buddhist Influence in China (pages 147-278)

Chapter 3: Definitive Establishment of the Chinese Canon of Art (pages 279-338)

Chapter 4: The Period of Delettantism and Academic Art (pages 339-363)

About Rene Grousset (from Wikipedia):

René Grousset (5 September 1885 – 12 September 1952) was a French historian, curator of both the Cernuschi and Guimet Museums in Paris, and a member of the prestigious Académie française. He wrote several major works on Asiatic and Oriental civilizations, with his two most important works being History of the Crusades (1934-1936) and The Empire of the Steppes, a History of Central Asia (1939), both of which were considered standard references on the subject.