China's Tang Dynasty Golden Age
China's Tang dynasty golden age is routinely described as one of the most brilliant eras in Chinese history. Under Tang...
Quick Facts TypeLogographic GenealogySinitic LocationEast Asia > China Time1500 BCE to Present DirectionTop to Bottom...
Chinese Board Game
Group of earthenware figures thought to be playing a game of "Liu Bo". Found in a Han Dynasty (1st-2nd century CE) burial...
Chinese Bronze Bell
This bronze bell was found in China (600-400 BCE). Originally this bell would have belonged to a set of different sized...
Chinese Buddhist Cave Shrines
Explores ancient Buddhist cave shrines in China, including why the sites were created and the major sponsors and patrons...
Chinese Ceramic Dog
Green-glazed ceramic dog, Eastern Han Dynasty, 25-220 CE. Palace Museum (Beijing, China).
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.
The emperors of ancient China had tremendous power and responsibility. Called the ‘Son of Heaven’, he (and...
Chinese Female Figurine
712-779 CE. (Head is a reconstruction). Earthenware with pigments. Excavated from Hansenzhai, (eastern suburb of Xi'an...