This book is a timely reassessment of Chinese jade, a central element of Chinese material culture for 7,000 years. Containing a wealth of illustrations from the V&A's world-class collection, the book examines jades from the neolithic era to the 19th century, providing a comprehensive history of their development. With new photography of exceptional pieces that have not been reproduced before, as well as an informative text that draws on both new research and ancient Chinese sources, Chinese Jades offers a uniquely accessible approach to this popular subject.
About the author
Ming Wilson is a senior curator in the V&A's Asian department.