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- Kerry Brown reviews Parish Church Treasures: The Nation’s Greatest Art Collection by John Goodall Churches are difficult buildings to interpret. A lot of studies I’ve read tend to treat them as unique, almost sui generis structures that can’t be judged by the aesthetic criterion used for other kinds of buildings. At the heart of this is the challenge of marrying their function and their physical layout – we know ... Click here to listen.
- Kerry Brown reviews Middle Kingdom and Empire of the Rising Sun: Sino-Japanese Relations Past and Present by June Teufel Dreyer The late Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kwan Yew once typified the China-Japan relationship as one where, on one side (China’s) nothing is forgotten, and on the other (Japan’s) nothing is remembered. This neat summary comes towards the end of June Teufel Dreyer’s comprehensive overview of the relationship – Middle Kingdom and Empire of the ... Click here to listen.
- Kerry Brown, Reader and Reviewer We have long wanted to publish book reviews, and suddenly find ourselves with a starter set of more than 20, thanks to Kerry Brown of King’s College London, editor in chief of the Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography. This is not because we used our detailed plan for getting review copies, soliciting reviews, and sending ... Click here to listen.
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