Sunday, 20 September 2020
Sunday, 13 September 2020
Just thought I'd share this great introductory video of Ming dynasty porcelain by Jessica Harrison-Hall from the British Museum - namely from the Hongwu Period, Yongle Period, mid 15th Century and the export market.
Sunday, 6 September 2020
Check out this large, and extremely rare Cloisonne jar made for Xuande emperor of the Ming Dynasty! Apparently, it's one of only two in the world and represents the finest craftsmanship for objects made for the imperial court.
Sunday, 30 August 2020
Sunday, 23 August 2020
Just thought I'd share this short, informative documentary about the Shang and Zhou Dynasties. My key takeaways:
Sunday, 16 August 2020
A huge, magnificent wooden Guan Yin statue holding a Ruyi scepter.
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Short, insightful documentary on how the TangDynasty managed to dominate East and Central Asia! My key takeaways:
1. The Silk Road (named after the silk in China) was key in linking China to Central Asia, Middle East, Europe and North Africa.
2. Tang artisans were responsible for developing the art of porcelain finishing.
3. Porcelain became a Chinese brand.
4. Quote by Emperor Taizong - People are like water and the ruler is like a boat. The boat may float easily or may be submerged by water.