In China: West Meets East at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
, Great Museums explores the nature of Chinese art and its relevance to Western ideas. In the 18th and 19th centuries, “China” simply meant the fine porcelain-ware found in the cabinets of better homes. But the emergence of China as a major political and economic power has caused people to be curious about its culture. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has the most comprehensive collection of Chinese art outside of Asia.