"The World of Khubilai Khan" at the Met.

"The World of Khubilai Khan" at the Met.

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Sept. 29 2010 10:37 AM

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Chinese art of the Yuan Dynasty at the Metropolitan.

Slide Show: Chinese Masters of the Yuan Dynasty. Click image to launch.

Click to read a slide-show essay on art of the Yuan dynasty.

Christopher Benfey is Mellon professor of English at Mount Holyoke. His latest book, A Summer of Hummingbirds, about writers and artists in Gilded Age America, has just been published by the Penguin Press.

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