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Silk Robe

At Prince Gong’s Palace, silk robes from the Ming dynasty.


Wood Block Print - Return to Jing Zhou

W270 X H400mm, China

This pair of wood block print is not about blessings but scene from a opera story “Return to Jing Zhou”, set in the 3 Kingdom Period. 115 more words


Heavenly Temple in context

We had plans to go on to see various other places on our first day in Beijing, but to our surprise the Heavenly Temple proved to be a very large place. 276 more words


The mystery of the Ming dynasty galleon and China's 16th-century exports – Telegraph Blogs

My connection is still atrocious hence my inability to respond to comments.

Three years ago, a group of local fishermen were diving off the side of their boat near Nan’ao island chain, a cluster of small islands which lie close to the south China coast, roughly two-thirds of the way between Hong Kong and Xiamen.

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The old banking town of Pingyao in Shanxi

It is 5 p.m. and we are at the Beijing station, just about to get on a night train. I know that we will get to Pingyao (平遥) in Shanxi province at 5 a.m. 1,093 more words


The Great Wall

Ok, who would not be excited about seeing the GREAT WALL OF CHINA. Really, one of the seven wonders of the world, can be seen from Outer Space, and is the longest man made structure on the planet. 1,387 more words


A Material Obsession

I have come to realise that, when it comes to obsessive collecting, I am my father’s daughter. But now that I know where that trait has come from, I’ve taken steps to consciously put the brakes on my compulsion to accumulate stuff. 729 more words

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