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Enchanted by LohansOsvald Sirén's Journey into Chinese Art$
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Minna Törmä

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9789888139842

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888139842.001.0001

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Enhancing the Asian Collection in the Nationalmuseum

Enhancing the Asian Collection in the Nationalmuseum

(p.129) 9 Enhancing the Asian Collection in the Nationalmuseum
Enchanted by Lohans

Minna Törmä

Hong Kong University Press

In the early 1930s Sirén began to direct his attention more and more to Chinese painting. He was writing an overall history of the development of painting in China and also translating the texts of Chinese paintings. His fourth voyage took place in 1935 which includes his visit to South East Asia. While he was in China, he stayed mostly in Beijing and Shanghai, focusing on enlarging the painting collection for the Nationalmuseum.

Keywords:   Painting, Translation, Beijing, Shanghai, Chinese collectors, China, Art, Photography, Osvald Sirén

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