A few years ago, Andrew Hillier visited the Department of Coins and Medals, British Museum, in search of information about his great-great-grandfather, C.B. Hillier, who had published two pieces on Chinese numismatics in the Transactions of the China Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society in the 1840s and 1850s. Since then, Dr Hillier has completed a PhD on the Hillier family in China and Hong Kong. Now a Research Associate at the University of Bristol, he kindly agreed to write this guest-post, putting C.B. Hillier’s work into a broader context. (more…)
Money in Ancient China: People and their Everyday Life around Money, by KAKINUMA Yōhei (Yoshikawa Kobunkan, 2015, ISBN 978-4642057950) — thanks to Wen-yi Huang for highlighting this book on her EarlyChinaSinology blog. The book is in Japanese, and I’ve tried to put the abstract and contents into English below. (My Japanese isn’t very good, and if you spot any errors, please let me know so I can correct them.) (more…)
“Supermarket of the Dead. Burnt offerings in China and the Cult of Globalised Consumption” – an exhibition by Wolfgang Scheppe with the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden State Art Collections) in the Northwing, Reception Floor of the Residenzschloss (Royal Palace), 14 March to 14 June 2015. (more…)
François Thierry‘s new book is due out in May. Titled Les monnaies de la Chine ancienne. Des origines à la fin de l’Empire, it’s published by Les Belles Lettres, Paris. It’s a paperback, with bibliography, 688 pages, 20 maps, and 370 colour illustrations, 16 x 24 cm, 1310 g, €55.00, ISBN 9782251446868. (more…)
LIU Chunsheng, Zhongguo gudai loukong huaqian kianshang (Beijing: Zuojia chubanshe, 2005) ISBN 7-5063-3237-X // 刘春声著：《中国古代镂空花钱鉴赏》， 北京：作家出版社，2005年。 (more…)
The World‘s Railways on Coins, by QIAN Lixin (Beijing: China Railway Publishing House, 2015). ISBN: 978-7-113-20216-3.
钱立新：《硬币上的世界铁路》，北京：中国铁路出版社，2015 年. Qian Lixin, Yingbi shang de shijie tielu, Beijing: Zhongguo tielu chubanshe, 2015. (more…)