Tag Archives: China

206 BC: The Jade Suit of Liu Sheng

The jade burial suit of Liu Sheng, son of the emperor Jing Di who ruled over the principality of Zhongshan during the Han Dynasty (206 BC- 24 AD), was constructed in the belief that the stone’s magical connection to eternal life … Continue reading

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2016: Larung Gar

Larung Gar, Tibet (32.1356°N 100.4565°E) Hundreds of dwellings—all painted in a vibrant red color—make up Larung Gar, the world’s largest Buddhist institute. The settlement is located in a remote valley in Tibet and contains a population that has grown to … Continue reading

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1998: ½

Zhang Huan: ½ (1998)

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2005: Liu Jinsuo

Xu Weixin: Miner Liu Jinsuo—from a series of miner portraits (2005-15)

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848: Parinirvana

The Mogao Caves, carved into cliffs near the town of Dunhuang in northwest China, date from the 4th to the 14th century AD and lay along the ancient trade route known as the Silk Road. There are about 500 of them,  … Continue reading

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2001: Crying Landscape

Yang Jiechang: Crying Landscape: Three Gorges Dam (2002)

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19th Century: The Meat-Shaped Stone

This artifact from the Qing Dynasty is a naturally-layered and dyed piece of jasper carved to resemble a piece of stewed pork. It is housed in the National Palace Museum in Taipei.

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