New PDF release: China's Art for Arms: Finding the Missing Imperial Treasures

By O.M. Lewis

the most celebrated legends of recent chinese language historical past is the artwork Treasures’ Odyssey. In 1933, over a million of China’s imperial treasures have been taken from the Forbidden urban (the Palace Museum) in Peking on a 10,000-kilometre trip that lasted greater than fifteen years. To today, it has continuously been claimed that now not a unmarried item was once misplaced. even if, the odyssey is a fable.

The treasures have been evacuated from Peking to conceal them from invading jap forces. The chickening out chinese language executive mortgaged the tea crop to shop for fingers and a suggestion used to be made to exploit China’s treasures to procure palms. The chinese language executive believed the treasures have been in safekeeping, yet they have been secretly bought within the West through a small team of high-ranking officers, assisted by means of Westerners and, partly, by means of the CIA.

The fact hasn't ever been said in China, Taiwan or the West, the place nearly all of the imperial treasures at the moment are situated. China’s paintings for hands examines the legend of the artwork Treasures’ Odyssey and uncovers the true destiny of the treasures.
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O. M. Lewis used to be a companion with a London legislation company for twenty-five years. He travelled to China and Taiwan within the look for China’s lacking treasures.

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