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The Terracotta Army, XI`an, China/ Every face is different, and there are over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses. They've also unearthed officials, strongmen, acrobats and musicians. These date back to the late third century B.C. to protect the emperor in the afterlife.

The Terracotta Army, XI`an, China/ Every face is different, and there are over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses. They've also unearthed officials, strongmen, acrobats and musicians. These date back to the late third century B.C. to protect the emperor in the afterlife.

Fengxian Grotto. Longmen Caves. CHINA.

Fengxian Grotto. Longmen Caves. CHINA.

The Terracotta Army, Xian, China/ Every face is different, and there are over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses. They've also unearthed officials, strongmen, acrobats and musicians. These date back to the late third century B.C. to protect the emperor in the afterlife.

The Terracotta Army, Xian, China/ Every face is different, and there are over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses. They've also unearthed officials, strongmen, acrobats and musicians. These date back to the late third century B.C. to protect the emperor in the afterlife.

Late Qing: The Empress Dowager Cixi rose from the position of concubine to become the most powerful woman in China, in a reign that lasted 47 years – from 1861 to 1908. Seen here as a young woman, Cixi had the fortune to bear the Xianfeng Emperor’s only male heir. After the death of the Emperor, Cixi ruled through her son, who was only five years old when his father died. Then, when the boy Emperor himself died at an early age, Cixi installed her nephew to the throne and ruled through him.

Late Qing: The Empress Dowager Cixi rose from the position of concubine to become the most powerful woman in China, in a reign that lasted 47 years – from 1861 to 1908. Seen here as a young woman, Cixi had the fortune to bear the Xianfeng Emperor’s only male heir. After the death of the Emperor, Cixi ruled through her son, who was only five years old when his father died. Then, when the boy Emperor himself died at an early age, Cixi installed her nephew to the throne and ruled through him.

Chinese door

Chinese door

The Great Wall

The Great Wall

Beijing's hutongs are a museum of Beijing's folk custom and they are a witness to the city's history, Beijing attraction image

Beijing's hutongs are a museum of Beijing's folk custom and they are a witness to the city's history, Beijing attraction image

The Longmen Caves or Grottoes  |  Luoyang, Henan, China

The Longmen Caves or Grottoes | Luoyang, Henan, China

China | Collection of gilt metal and Kingfisher feather appliques; formed as flowerheads and butterflies, mounted with coloured cabochons and other stones, 9.2cm max | Qing Dynasty | 4'000£ ~ sold (May '15)

China | Collection of gilt metal and Kingfisher feather appliques; formed as flowerheads and butterflies, mounted with coloured cabochons and other stones, 9.2cm max | Qing Dynasty | 4'000£ ~ sold (May '15)

Charitable Chinese man feeding a criminal in a cangue. Petty criminals were sentenced to wear the canque, often for a couple of months, and display themselves in public places. At best they were humbled by dependence on others to be fed, at worst, they might starve to death. The sign on the cangue describes the man's crime. Ca. 1905.

Charitable Chinese Man Feeding Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

Charitable Chinese man feeding a criminal in a cangue. Petty criminals were sentenced to wear the canque, often for a couple of months, and display themselves in public places. At best they were humbled by dependence on others to be fed, at worst, they might starve to death. The sign on the cangue describes the man's crime. Ca. 1905.

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