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The Jesuits at the Chinese Imperial Court

The jesuits in China – A Franciscan mission settled in China in the thirteenth century, during the Mongolian Yuan dynasty. When that dynasty was overthrown … Read more

Portrait of Yang Woxing

18 Amazing Paintings of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368–1912) – Faces of China

“Faces of China, Portrait Painting of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1912)” is Europe’s first-ever grand exhibition explicitly dedicated to Chinese portrait paintings. A selection … Read more

old maps of China

44 beautiful and old maps of China

Mapmaking is an ancient art in China. Since the Warring States period (5th century BC) Chinese people began to study cartography. It entered its golden … Read more