Sarah Handler. Chinese Art in Western Creations
For more than two millennia, other cultures have treasured Chinese works of art and incorporated them into new creations-an intriguing aspect of cultural fusion of which there are many examples. This mixture of arts is an imaginative and unusual way of preserving fragments of damaged works or whole pieces, in the process giving them fresh life and value. Sarah Handler dicusses several such works, transformed by the new contexts in which they appear.