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Can China eliminate inveterate corruption after so many centuries?

Zhao Kuangying (927-976), the founding emperor of the Song Dynasty (960-1279) , ordered all the succeeding emperors to promise by oath to respect intellectuals.

As a result, Song emperors themselves received good education and were fond of intellectuals. 1,312 more words

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Qingbai waterdropper

I bought this waterdropper at a local dealer. It is a small 5 cm high waterdropper covered in a qingbai glaze. It is shape as a pumpkin with a stem and leaves on the top. 92 more words

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Chinese Northern Song Dynasty Ding Ware Porcelain Bowl

$8800 USD

Nicely carved Ding Ware Porcelain Bowl from the Northern Song Dynasty.  Nice Ivory tone, pinkish hue when seen through strong light.  Perfect condition.  18 cm wide

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Extremely Rare Chinese Northern Song Ding Ware Porcelain Bowl

$28000 USD

Rare perfect Chinese Northern Song Dynasty Ding ware bowl with carved interior.  Very thinly potted.  Warm ivory tone with pinkish hue when seen through the light.  9 more words

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Large Chinese Song Dynasty Hutian Qingbai Carved Porcelain Ewer & Cover

$3800 USD

Rare Chinese Song Dynasty Hutian Qingbai porcelain ewer with cover! Usually the cover is lost during the last 1000 years.  Carved body.  Collection of Count Rodolfo Giusti de Marle, Bali, Indonesia.  16 cm tall.

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Rare Chinese Southern Song Dynasty Guan Ware Porcelain Dish

$8800 USD

Rare Southern Song Dynasty Guan Ware Porcelain Dish.  Prominent Washington DC collection.  8.5 cm wide

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Superb Song Dynasty Tortoise Glaze Paper Cut Jizhou Ware Porcelain Bowl

$28000 USD

Perfect example of a Southern Song Dynasty Jizhou ware bowl.  Paper-cut resist decoration on the inside, tortoise shell glaze on the outside.  Perfect condition.  13 cm wide

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