Lying in the mountains between Ninglang County of Yunnan Province and Yanyuan County of Sichuan Province, the Lugu Lake (泸沽湖) is 69 kilometers from the Ninglang county town. The Mosuo People, who live on the Lugu Lake shores and belong...
Dragons are a typical subject of Chinese art. Chinese dragons are mythological creatures in Chinese folklore. They symbolize good luck, strenght and power, and control over water elements such as rainfall, floods, and typhoons. Dragons play an important role in Chinese...
Chinese Demons: A series of paintings and handscrolls from the Ming and Qing Dynasty depicting demons and other mythological creatures of the Chinese Folklore. Related: Chinese Black Magic, Demons, Monsters, and Ghosts of the Chinese folklore, Hungry Ghost Festival images,...
The Marriage of Europe and China is a drawing made with pen and brown and gray ink with gray wash on laid paper. Pietro Antonio Novelli 1729 - 1804 , Venice, was an Italian painter and engraver. He was trained...
’Alfred Raquez’ was the pseudonym of Joseph Gervais, a bankrupt French lawyer who fled to the Far East in the late 1890s and had access to some of the powerful players in French Indochina. He wrote prolifically about China and...
The first Sino-Japanese War, commonly now in China as the War of Jiawu 甲午戰爭, began in 1894 and ended in 1895 and was fought between the China's Qing Empire and the Empire of Japan, primarily over the influence of...
The images of Weng Naiqiang, veteran photographer, tell marginal but significant episodes of Chinese daily life that intertwine with the great historical moments and the hardships that the country was experiencing. This group of pictures is produced by Tencent pictures...
An album of selected images depicts a vision of China in the 1980s, very different from today. China was more ideological, and poor but apparently also more naive and genuine. In the 80's China was experiencing a period of transition:...
Dali Three Pagodas

The History of Yunnan

Yunnan is the most world-famous cradle of life on the planet. Archaeologists have discovered on this land a large number of fossils and zeolites. Early history: Cambrian Period The Maotianshan Zeolites from the early Cambrian Period were discovered in Chengjiang County in...
Nanuo terraced fields

Travel to Yunnan

Yunnan is not and does not coincide with the classical view of the Land of the Dragon. It 's a land border, inhabited by a mixture of ethnic groups characterized by a variety of costumes, languages, and traditions. YUNNAN TRAVEL...
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