Chinese Diamond Sutra
The Buddhist text known as the Diamond Sutra is believed to be the oldest surviving printed book in the world, dated...
Chinese Door Gods
In China gods (menshen) were often painted on either side of a doorway to guard against evil demons or ghosts.
Chinese Female Figure (With Reconstructed Head)
712-779 CE. (Head is a reconstruction). Earthenware with pigments. Excavated from Hansenzhai, (eastern suburb of Xi'an...
Gold hairpins dating from the Tang Dynasty to the 7th century CE.
Chinese History in 20 Minutes - A Summary History of China
This is a very interesting video: Chinese History in 20 Minutes (actually, it is less than 18 minutes long). This may...
Chinese Kowtowing Figure
742 CE. Earthenware with pigment. Excavated from Crown Prince Li Xian's tomb at Pucheng County, 2000. Shaanxi Provincial...
Chinese Oracle Bone
Oracle bone from the reign of King Wu Ding (late Shang dynasty).
Chinese Tea Ceremony
The Tea Ceremony is an elaborate ritual of respect in which people take tea together. The person who prepares the tea honors...
Chu-Han Contention, 206-202 BC
The Chu-Han Contention (206-202 BC) was a civil war that followed the collapse of the Qin Dynasty, and that saw Liu Bang...
The philosopher Confucius (or Kongzi, c. 551 to c. 479 BCE) is the recognized founder of Confucianism, also referred...