Objects from the Rijksmuseum collection are used to illustrate the shared history of China and the Netherlands. The often turbulent relationship between China and the west forms an intriguing contrast to the enduring Dutch interst in China and the magnificent objects emanating from it. Foreword by Chen Lusheng. English language edition published in the Rijksmuseum "Countries Series" in association with Vantilt. This series was awarded 'Best Dutch Book Design' 2015. Published in China by Guangxi Fine Art Publishing House (gxfinearts.com).