This luminous hardcover publication illustrates and analyzes the pomp and ceremony of Manchu court life and the Chinese aristocracy of the Qing dynasty through their ceremonial and court garments. A scholarly essay elucidates the symbolism and connotation of rank and hierarchy invested in each item, while paying particular attention to women's attire. The main body of the book is devoted to dozens of full page illustrations of robes, surcoats, insignia badges, skirts, shoes and accessories drawn from public and private collections from both Canada and the United States.
- Publisher : Art Gallery of Greater Victoria; First Edition (May 3, 2012)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 160 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0888853688
- ISBN-13 : 978-0888853684
- Item Weight : 2.35 pounds
- Dimensions : 8.75 x 0.5 x 10 inches