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The first photographs of Hong Kong, the Second Opium War, and Beijing, Felice Beato in 1860

Felice Beato (born in Venice in 1832 and died in Florence in 1909) was an Italian-British photographer among the first to take photographs in East … Read more

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30+ illustrations of “An Embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces, to the Grand Tartar Cham”

“An Embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces, to the Grand Tartar Cham” is a book written by the Dutch explorer and author … Read more

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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. Related articles: The art of Jiao … Read more

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The Amazing Art of Giuseppe Castiglione at the Chinese Imperial Court

The life and the works of Giuseppe Castiglione Giuseppe Castiglione (郎世宁; Lángshìníng) (19 July 1688 – 17 July 1766), was an Italian Jesuit missionary and an … Read more

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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

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65 rare images of old China by Maurice-Louis Branger

The work of Maurice-Louis Branger in China Maurice-Louis Branger was a French photographer born in Fontainebleau in 1874. He began to work as a photographer … Read more

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30+ Stunning Traditional Paintings of Chinese Dragons and other legendary creatures

Chinese Dragons depictions Dragons are a typical subject of Chinese art. Chinese dragons are mythological creatures in Chinese folklore. They symbolize good luck, strength and … Read more