Collecting China: The Memoirs of a Hong Kong Art Addict by Brian McElney

By Brian McElney

Brian McElney used to be born in Hong Kong within the early Thirties, and for greater than 20 years was once one of many territory's most sensible attorneys. yet in his spare time, he additionally prepare the most finished collections of East Asian antiques on the planet, a lot of them noticed by way of him among the knick-knacks on Hollywood highway and Cat road. His memoir, Collecting China, begins on the top of the Cultural Revolution within the mid-1960s, while it was once simply no longer identified no matter if the pink Guards could typhoon over the border and begin smashing up porcelain at the Mid-Levels, after which tells stories starting from the Hong Kong of the Thirties via to the institution by means of Brian of what's this day the one museum specialising in chinese language antiquities within the uk - the Museum of East Asian paintings in Bath.

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