by Yin-Chun Shen
“This book contains a detailed introduction to the ancient records of Chinese camellia culture and history, an introduction to the history of the development of western camellias, and an introduction to the traditional camellias found in Europe, America, Australia, and New Zealand. This book not only brings new knowledge to the horticultural world but also promotes the collaboration of East and West in the form of cultural exchange.”
–from the introduction by Barbara Coates Tuffli, President of the American Camellia Society.
Camellias was generously donated by the author along with his titles on azaleas and Chinese bonsai. It was included in our list of New Books Available in the Library, March 22, 2010.