Chinese Paintings from Japanese Collections


Filled with magnificent examples of Chinese paintings from four dynasties, spanning the 8th through the 17th century, this book traces Japan's role in preserving part of China's cultural heritage. Exploring a high point in the cultural exchange between China and Japan, this volume presents 40 masterpieces of the Tang, Song, Yuan, and Ming dynasties that made their way to Japan over a period of eight centuries.

These paintings are significant as mirrors of the two cultures. The book explores themes such  as the role of Japan in preserving key parts of China's cultural and artistic identity.