January 2017 Academic & Specialist Berkeley Books

Emperors' Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei Jay Xu, Li He

This resplendent book explores the identities of eight Chinese rulers—seven emperors and one empress—who reigned from the early 12th through the early 20th centuries. They are portrayed in a story line that highlights artworks of their eras, from the dignified Song to the coarse yet subtle Yuan, from the brilliant Ming until the final, dazzling Qing period.

Choice magazine awarded Emperors' Treasure "Outstanding Academic Title" for 2017