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Biggest Bronze Ware Unearthed in China

Bronze ding was popular during the Shang and Zhou Dynasties (16th century-221BC). As important sacrificial vessels that could only be used by aristocrats. bronze ding symbolized power and was considered a national treasure. The biggest pie...

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Gem of Painting in Ming Dynasty: Dong Qichang

Dong Qichang (1555-1636) was born in Songjiang Huating. During the period of Emperor Wangli. Dong won third place in the imperial examination and landed a job in the court. He later resigned. however. and returned home. Dong was not only k...

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Four Wangs and Four Monk Painters

The Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) is the last dynasty of the feudal society of China. In the early Qing Dynasty. there were two different schools of the art of painting -- one was the School of Four Wangs (Wang Shimin. Wang Jian. Wang Hui. Wang...

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Cheongsam Qipao

Two women wear qipao in this 1930s Shanghai advertisement. The cheongsam is a female dress with distinctive Chinese features and enjoys a growing popularity in the international world of high fashion. The name ``cheongsam.`` meaning simply...

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Arts in Tibet, Gifts from Heaven

Visitors to Tibet are invariably impressed by the local people`s power of imagination and boldness of their artistic expression. from architecture to clothing and decorations. from furniture to articles of daily use. Religious doctrines ha...

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Tying Chinese Knots

Like Christmas trees and wreaths in the west. the Chinese knot is the most favored ornament for most Chinese families during the Lunar New Year celebration. Almost every shopping mall in Beijing has a special counter to sell Chinese knots...

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Famous Chinese Architects

Liang Sicheng Liang Sicheng (1901-1972) worked in architectural education for many years and made great contributions to this field. In the 1930s. Liang Sicheng began systematic surveys and research on ancient Chinese structures. Many of h...

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Brief Introduction of Chinese Architecture

China`s distinctive architecture makes up an important part of China`s splendid civilization. Together with Western and Muslim architecture. the three styles comprise the world`s major architectural systems. China`s wood frameworks are uni...

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Chinese Architecture with Modern Styles

Shanghai Peace Hotel The Shanghai Peace Hotel was built in 1929. It`s 12 stories high and features a gothic style from the Chicago School. The structure has granite outer walls and a pyramid-like bronze-tiled green tower. The hotel has rev...

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Modern Chinese Architecture

Modern Chinese architecture refers to those structures built since the mid-19th century. Between 1840. when the Opium Wars broke out. and 1949. when the People`s Republic of China was founded. Chinese architecture displayed a variety of st...

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