National Treasures

From pottery to ritual bronzes, jade burial suit, porcelain, embroidery and ornaments, every cultural relic witnesses the history of China and has an interesting story to tell. This series explores some of the greatest national treasures collected in the major museums of China.
From pottery to ritual bronzes, jade burial suit, porcelain, embroidery and ornaments, every cultural relic witnesses the history of China and has an interesting story to tell. This series explores some of the greatest national treasures collected in the major museums of China.
Mural shows early form of golf - Art & Culture in China
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Mural shows early form of golf

"It turns out that the Chinese have played golf since the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)."
Ming emperor's redemption art - Art & Culture in China
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Ming emperor's redemption art

Nevertheless, there exists a series of Ming paintings contrasting those nature-themed exhibits that are violent, bloody and horrific.
Mural depicts God of Taishan - Art & Culture in China
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Mural depicts God of Taishan

On the three walls of Tiankuang Hall, the main part of the Daimiao temple, there is a huge mural which features two God of Taishan Mountain scenes.
Artwork reveals Qing diplomacy - Art & Culture in China
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Artwork reveals Qing diplomacy

A fascinating piece of artwork depicting more than 600 figures on four precious Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) handscrolls is a must-see for all lovers of Chinese art.
Tilling and weaving a fabric of life - Art & Culture in China
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Tilling and weaving a fabric of life

"Gengzhi Tu," a series of paintings created in the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), reveals all you need to know about the traditional ways of tilling and weaving.
Leisure life of court concubines - Art & Culture in China
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Leisure life of court concubines

An album of paintings created by Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) artist Chen Mei has opened a window into the leisure life of ancient concubines inside the Forbidden City.
A royal banquet in Wanshuyuan - Art & Culture in China
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A royal banquet in Wanshuyuan

Tourists can get a glimpse of the grand banquet that took place in Wanshuyuan more than 200 years ago through a painting.
Painting symbol of faithfulness - Art & Culture in China
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Painting symbol of faithfulness

There are countless Chinese artworks with animal themes but few feature them bathing until Zhao Mengfu created a handscroll called "Yuma Tu" – a painting of bathing horses.
Surrealism in 15th century China - Art & Culture in China
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Surrealism in 15th century China

In the 15th century, a Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) emperor named Zhu Jianshen (1447-87) created an artwork incorporating optical illusions.
Chinese master a late developer - Art & Culture in China
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Chinese master a late developer

Wen Zhengming (1470-1559) was a leading Chinese poet, painter and calligrapher during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The renowned scholar was a late bloomer.
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