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"Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Chinese Culture: From Puccini's Turandot to Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution Poster" Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of China

Background imageChinese Collection: North side of Mount Everest (Chomolungma), from Rongbuk monastery, Himalayas

North side of Mount Everest (Chomolungma), from Rongbuk monastery, Himalayas, Tibet, China, Asia

Background imageChinese Collection: Photograph of Chinese Gardens PH, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex

Photograph of Chinese Gardens PH, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Left Face on view of the pub

Background imageChinese Collection: Puccini / Turandot

Puccini / Turandot
Portrait of Princess Turandot

Background imageChinese Collection: China - Cultural Revolution Poster - Chairman Mao

China - Cultural Revolution Poster - Chairman Mao
The Many accomplish great things - Cultural Revolution poster from the Peoples Republic of China, featuring happy workers heading out to work, many holding aloft the Little Red Book

Background imageChinese Collection: Chinoiserie wallpaper J050121

Chinoiserie wallpaper J050121
MARBLE HILL HOUSE, Twickenham, Richmond, Middlesex. Hand-painted Chinoiserie wallpaper

Background imageChinese Collection: Chinoiserie wallpaper J050124

Chinoiserie wallpaper J050124
MARBLE HILL HOUSE, Richmond. Hand-painted Chinoiserie wallpaper

Background imageChinese Collection: Chinese kitchen god Zao Jun (Tsao Chun)

Chinese kitchen god Zao Jun (Tsao Chun). Date 192-

Background imageChinese Collection: Ma Yuan (1155-1235). Walking on a mountain path

Ma Yuan (1155-1235). Walking on a mountain path in spring. Ink on paper. Chinese art. Song period. TAIWAN. Taipei. The National Palace Museum (NPM)

Background imageChinese Collection: Tsai Shen Yeh - The Chinese God of wealth

Tsai Shen Yeh - The Chinese God of wealth
Tsai Shen Yeh is a Chinese God of wealth (often also called Lu Shing or The Star God of Wealth). Images of the God can be seen in many Chinese and oriental houses and buildings

Background imageChinese Collection: A golden statue of a reclining laughing Buddha covered in small Buddhas

A golden statue of a reclining laughing Buddha covered in small Buddhas, Qinghefang Old Street in Wushan district of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, Asia

Background imageChinese Collection: Laughing Buddha, Tanzhe Temple, Beijing, China, Asia

Laughing Buddha, Tanzhe Temple, Beijing, China, Asia

Background imageChinese Collection: Ring-Necked Pheasant

Ring-Necked Pheasant
CHINESE RING-NECKED PHEASANT phasianus torquatus

Background imageChinese Collection: Buddha, Laotzu, Confucius

Buddha, Laotzu, Confucius
The three great Chinese teachers of spiritual wisdom - BUDDHA, LAO-TZU, and CONFUCIUS

Background imageChinese Collection: Shanghai, international settlements 1932

Shanghai, international settlements 1932
Shanghai - the storm centre: an international settlement under the protection of fourteen powers, the chief scene of the Sino-Japanese conflict

Background imageChinese Collection: Landscape After the Rain, by Kao K o-kung (1248-1310). Yuan dynasty

Landscape After the Rain, by Kao K o-kung (1248-1310). Yuan dynasty
CHINA: LANDSCAPE. Landscape After the Rain, by Kao K o-kung (1248-1310). Yuan dynasty

Background imageChinese Collection: Chinese Acupuncturechart

Chinese Acupuncturechart
CHINESE ACUPUNCTURE CHART showing the crucial locations on the body

Background imageChinese Collection: Chinese Communist Propaganda Poster, Chairman Mao

Chinese Communist Propaganda Poster, Chairman Mao
Chinese Communist Party Propaganda Poster, Chairman Mao Zedong. 1951

Background imageChinese Collection: Japanese warrior woman with naginata

Japanese warrior woman with naginata
Japanese warrior woman with a large Naginata. A naginata is a pole weapon that was traditionally used in Japan by members of the samurai class

Background imageChinese Collection: Mahjong

Mahjong
Pa & Ma Jongg playing Mah- jongg

Background imageChinese Collection: The Water Cube National Aquatics Center swimming arena in the Olympic Park

The Water Cube National Aquatics Center swimming arena in the Olympic Park, Beijing, China, Asia

Background imageChinese Collection: Mongol horseman

Mongol horseman
Mongol or Tartar horseman. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: Women practising tai chi in front of a pavilion on West Lake, Hangzhou

Women practising tai chi in front of a pavilion on West Lake, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, Asia

Background imageChinese Collection: View of Star Ferry Terminal and Hong Kong Island skyline at dusk, Hong Kong, China, Asia

View of Star Ferry Terminal and Hong Kong Island skyline at dusk, Hong Kong, China, Asia

Background imageChinese Collection: View over Hong Kong from Victoria Peak, the illuminated skyline of Central sits below The Peak

View over Hong Kong from Victoria Peak, the illuminated skyline of Central sits below The Peak, Victoria Peak, Hong Kong, China, Asia

Background imageChinese Collection: Formula One World Championship: Jenson Button Brawn Grand Prix BGP 001

Formula One World Championship: Jenson Button Brawn Grand Prix BGP 001
Jenson Button (GBR) Brawn Grand Prix BGP 001. Formula One World Championship, Rd 3, Chinese Grand Prix, Race Day, Shanghai, China, Sunday 19 April 2009

Background imageChinese Collection: Nightly sound and light show over Hong Kong Island skyline, Hong Kong, China, Asia

Nightly sound and light show over Hong Kong Island skyline, Hong Kong, China, Asia

Background imageChinese Collection: Chiang Kai-Shek / Silk Pic

Chiang Kai-Shek / Silk Pic
CHIANG KAI-SHEK Chinese general and politician

Background imageChinese Collection: Traditional Chinese fisherman with cormorants on Li River at sunrise, near Guilin, China

Traditional Chinese fisherman with cormorants on Li River at sunrise, near Guilin, China

Background imageChinese Collection: Tibetan Buddhist wheel of life rock sculpture at Dazu Rock Carvings, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Tibetan Buddhist wheel of life rock sculpture at Dazu Rock Carvings, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chongqing Municipality, Fujian Province, China, Asia

Background imageChinese Collection: Imitation Fire Crackers Used As Chinese New Year Decorations, Hong Kong, Special

Imitation Fire Crackers Used As Chinese New Year Decorations, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of the Peoples Republic of China

Background imageChinese Collection: Old Japanese Matchbox label of a cat playing with a lion

Old Japanese Matchbox label of a cat playing with a lion made in Japan for the Chinese market Date: c. 1910s

Background imageChinese Collection: The Bund, Old Part of Shanghai, At Night with Cars etc

The Bund, Old Part of Shanghai, At Night with Cars etc

Background imageChinese Collection: The Emperor of China with the nightingale. Drawing by Arthur Szyk for the fairy tale by Hans

The Emperor of China with the nightingale. Drawing by Arthur Szyk for the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen
ANDERSEN: THE NIGHTINGALE. The Emperor of China with the nightingale. Drawing by Arthur Szyk for the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen

Background imageChinese Collection: Hong Kong street scene, 1890s C016 / 4499

Hong Kong street scene, 1890s C016 / 4499
Hong Kong street scene. Pedestrians, carts, rickshaws and signs in both Chinese script and English on a hill street in Hong Kong in the 1890s. At the time, this area was a British colony

Background imageChinese Collection: MAO TSE-TUNG: POSTER, 1973. March Forward to Achieve Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution

MAO TSE-TUNG: POSTER, 1973. March Forward to Achieve Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (Mao Tse-tung greeting the Red Guards in Tiananmen Square, Beijing). Chinese poster, 1973

Background imageChinese Collection: CHINA: POSTER, 1975. Don t Depend on the Gods. Chinese poster encouraging self-sufficiency of

CHINA: POSTER, 1975. Don t Depend on the Gods. Chinese poster encouraging self-sufficiency of peasants

Background imageChinese Collection: Mongol soldiers demonstrating their horsemanship

Mongol soldiers demonstrating their horsemanship
Mongol warriors showing their horsemanship to the Chinese forces of Hung-Wu. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: Hamemalis Mollis (Witch Hazel)

Hamemalis Mollis (Witch Hazel)
Hamemalis (or Hamamelis) Mollis (Witch Hazel), a large shrub or small tree of the Hamamelidaceae family, native to areas of China

Background imageChinese Collection: Formula One World Championship: Lewis Hamilton McLaren celebrates his win in parc ferme

Formula One World Championship: Lewis Hamilton McLaren celebrates his win in parc ferme
Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren celebrates his win in parc ferme Formula One World Championship, Rd17, Chinese Grand Prix, Race Day, Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China

Background imageChinese Collection: Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Terminal, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China, Asia

Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Terminal, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China, Asia

Background imageChinese Collection: The Big Buddha statue, Po Lin Monastery, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China, Asia

The Big Buddha statue, Po Lin Monastery, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China, Asia

Background imageChinese Collection: Statue of the Buddha, the largest in Asia, Po Lin Monastery, Lantau Island

Statue of the Buddha, the largest in Asia, Po Lin Monastery, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China, Asia

Background imageChinese Collection: Portrait of Chairman Mao, Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tiananmen), Tiananmen Square

Portrait of Chairman Mao, Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tiananmen), Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China, Asia

Background imageChinese Collection: View of Hong Kong Island skyline, Hong Kong, China

View of Hong Kong Island skyline, Hong Kong, China

Background imageChinese Collection: Anna May Wong in The Circle of Chalk

Anna May Wong in The Circle of Chalk
Miss Anna May wong as Chang-Hi-Tang dancing before the tea-shop keeper in The Circle of Chalk, an ancient Chinese lay translated into English by James Laver

Background imageChinese Collection: Chinatown Shop, 1960S

Chinatown Shop, 1960S
Loon Fung Chinese general provision store, probably in Chinatown, central London. Date: 1960s

Background imageChinese Collection: CHINA: WOMAN, 1860s. Woman of the Working Class, Canton, China: photographed by John Thomson

CHINA: WOMAN, 1860s. Woman of the Working Class, Canton, China: photographed by John Thomson, 1868-72

Background imageChinese Collection: Museum of the Terracotta Warriors, Mausoleum of the first Qin Emperor, Xian, Shaanxi Province

Museum of the Terracotta Warriors, Mausoleum of the first Qin Emperor, Xian, Shaanxi Province, China, Asia



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"Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Chinese Culture: From Puccini's Turandot to Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution Poster" Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of China, where ancient traditions blend harmoniously with modern influences. Just like Puccini's opera "Turandot, " which captivates audiences with its majestic melodies and mythical tales, China is a land that weaves together history and artistry. Step into a room adorned with Chinoiserie wallpaper J050121 or J050124, and feel transported to an era when intricate designs depicting vibrant landscapes and delicate blossoms were all the rage. These wallpapers pay homage to the beauty aesthetics, reflecting their timeless elegance. Intriguing deities such as Zao Jun, known as the Chinese kitchen god, watch over households ensuring good fortune and blessings upon those who honor him. Alongside Buddha, Laotzu, and Confucius - revered figures embodying wisdom and enlightenment - they form a spiritual tapestry that has shaped Chinese beliefs for centuries. Venture outdoors amidst nature's wonders; encounter the mesmerizing sight of a Ring-Necked Pheasant gracefully roaming through lush landscapes. Like Ma Yuan's masterpiece "Walking on a mountain path, " these scenes evoke tranquility while showcasing China's breathtaking scenery. The allure of prosperity beckons with Tsai Shen Yeh - The Chinese God of wealth. Revered by many seeking abundance in their lives, this deity embodies aspirations for success and financial well-being. Chinese Communist Propaganda Posters featuring Chairman Mao remind us of an era marked by ideological fervor during China’s recent history. They serve as powerful reminders of how political movements can shape nations' destinies while highlighting societal changes brought about by revolutionary ideals. Marvel at a golden statue portraying a reclining laughing Buddha covered in small Buddhas – an embodiment of joyousness found within oneself despite life’s challenges.