China: museums

Miriam Clifford, Cathy Giangrande, Antony White

    ISBN: 978 1 85759 593 2

    Size: 215 x 125 mm / 4.92 x 8.46 in.

    Binding: Paperback

    Pages: 384

    In association with:

    Date published: February, 2009

    UK £16.95 /US $29.95


  • Museum contact details are given in Chinese characters and pinyin (Romanized) allowing tourists to travel with ease
  • Stop press lists the very latest museum openings


Armed with this unique guide, the traveller will experience a journey of discovery which will greatly enhance their understanding of Chinese culture, history and art. Focusing on the lesser-known museums, but including the well-trodden – such as the Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors and the Shanghai Museum – China: museums unlocks the doors to over 200 must-see museums, ranging from art and archaeology, science and technology to history and politics. These mysterious and extraordinary places include the Whistle Kite Museum, a Eunuch Cemetery, and a sacrificial pit containing 600 horses buried alive at the whim of an ancient king. Pertinent information supplements entries and highlights of key objects are illustrated with over 500 colour images. Burgeoning contemporary art galleries, museums and artists’ villages are included.

Author information

Miriam Clifford has lived in Hong Kong and Beijing working as a freelance photographer and photojournalist. Cathy Giangrande is an art historian and author of books on museums and collecting. Antony White has been working on illustrated books on the land and art of China for the past twenty-five years.