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China's Porcelain Capital

The Rise, Fall and Reinvention of Ceramics in Jingdezhen

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China's Porcelain Capital by Maris Boyd Gillette
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Maris Boyd Gillette's groundbreaking study tells the story of Jingdezhen, China's porcelain capital, from its origins in 1004 in Song dynasty China to the present day. Gillette explores how Jingdezhen has been affected by state involvement in porcelain production, particularly during the long 20th century. She considers how the Chinese government has consumed, invested in, taxed and managed the local ceramics industry, and the effects of this state intervention on ceramists' lives, their local environment and the nature of the goods they produce. Gillette traces how Jingdezhen experienced the transition from imperial rule to state ownership under communism, the changing fortunes of the ceramics industry in the early 21st century, the decay and decline that accompanied privatisation, and a revival brought about by an entrepreneurial culture focusing on the manufacture of highly-prized 'art porcelain'.

Author Biography

Maris Boyd Gillette is E. Desmond Lee Professor of Museum Studies and Community History, University of Missouri, St Louis, USA. She is the author of Between Mecca and Beijing: Modernization and Consumption Among Urban Chinese Muslims (2000).
Release date NZ
January 25th, 2018
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Bloomsbury Academic
Pages
200
ISBN-13
9781350044821
Product ID
26806712

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