This particular wedding trunk from Shanghai would originally have been a brighter color. Over the years exposure to sunlight and the elements have caused the lacquer to gradually turn a deep burgundy color. The dragons, butterflies and double happiness symbols give clues as to its use as a dowry gift to a newly wed couple.
Wage Patterns and Wage Policy in Modern China 1919-1972 (Cambridge Studies in Chinese History, Literature and Institutions)This book provides an analysis of changes in the level and structure of wages in China from the 1920s to 1972. In the first part of the study Dr Howe ... Read More >
A History of Chinese CivilizationWhen published in 1982, this translation of Professor Jacques Gernet's masterly survey of the history and culture of China was immediately welcomed by... Read More >
If You Were Me and Lived in...Ancient China: The Han Dynasty - An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time (Volume 2)Join Carole P. Roman and travel through time to visit the most interesting civilizations throughout history in the first four books of her new series.... Read More >