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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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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 … Read more

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The Amazing Art of Giuseppe Castiglione at the Chinese Imperial Court

Giuseppe Castiglione (郎世宁; Lángshìníng) (19 July 1688 – 17 July 1766), was an Italian Jesuit missionary and an artist at the imperial court of three emperors … 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

Maurice-Louis Branger was a French photographer born in Fontainebleau in 1874. He began to work as a photographer beginning in 1895. Around 1905 Branger created … Read more