By Yang Zuo, a painter in Qing Dynasty.  The painting depicts the city of Su Zhou under the reign of Emperor Qian Long who oversaw a new era of prosperity in the early years of the dynasty.

By Yang Zuo, a painter in Qing Dynasty. The painting depicts the city of Su Zhou under the reign of Emperor Qian Long who oversaw a new era of prosperity in the early years of the dynasty.

A painting of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) displayed during a preview of an exhibition about Emperor Yongzheng (1678-1735) of the Qing Dynasty in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan Province.

A painting of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) displayed during a preview of an exhibition about Emperor Yongzheng (1678-1735) of the Qing Dynasty in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan Province.

Courtiers handle government affairs in royal offices in the Imperial Palace, Beijing. All are wearing court clothes and hats decorated with feathers.

Courtiers handle government affairs in royal offices in the Imperial Palace, Beijing. All are wearing court clothes and hats decorated with feathers.


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Foot binding is the custom of applying painfully tight binding to the feet of young girls to prevent further growth. The practice possibly originated among upper-class court dancers during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period in Imperial China (10th or 11th century Foot-binding resulted in lifelong disabilities for most of its subjects, and a few elderly Chinese women still survive today with disabilities related to their bound feet

Chinese foot binding

Foot binding is the custom of applying painfully tight binding to the feet of young girls to prevent further growth. The practice possibly originated among upper-class court dancers during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period in Imperial China (10th or 11th century Foot-binding resulted in lifelong disabilities for most of its subjects, and a few elderly Chinese women still survive today with disabilities related to their bound feet

Returning Home, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), ca. 1695  Shitao (Zhu Ruoji) (Chinese, 1642–1707)  Album of twelve paintings; ink and color on paper

Returning Home, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), ca. 1695 Shitao (Zhu Ruoji) (Chinese, 1642–1707) Album of twelve paintings; ink and color on paper

Shitao (Zhu Ruoji): The Sixteen Luohans (1985.227.1) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Shitao (Zhu Ruoji): The Sixteen Luohans (1985.227.1) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Extended family refers to the family members who extend beyond the immediate or nuclear family of parents and their children

Extended family refers to the family members who extend beyond the immediate or nuclear family of parents and their children

The lives of women in China have significantly changed throughout reforms in the late Qing Dynasty, the Chinese Civil War, and rise of the People's Republic of China, which publicly committed itself to gender equality. And obstacles continue to stand in the way of women seeking to gain greater equality in China.

The lives of women in China have significantly changed throughout reforms in the late Qing Dynasty, the Chinese Civil War, and rise of the People's Republic of China, which publicly committed itself to gender equality. And obstacles continue to stand in the way of women seeking to gain greater equality in China.

Several different pieces of technology were created during the time of the Qing Dynasty. Some of them include the first machine gun, introducing printing production, which promoted work from artists and scholars. This provided growth in China’s economy in this period. Also China had improved on a lot of armour and gear that they used in battles. They were smart when considering all the variables when it came to wars, introducing lightweight armour and weapons.

Several different pieces of technology were created during the time of the Qing Dynasty. Some of them include the first machine gun, introducing printing production, which promoted work from artists and scholars. This provided growth in China’s economy in this period. Also China had improved on a lot of armour and gear that they used in battles. They were smart when considering all the variables when it came to wars, introducing lightweight armour and weapons.

During the Qing dynasty, the Qing Emperors adopted the state of Confucianism as their official religion. Most of the buildings of Confucius’ home court were built in the time of the Qing Dynasty.  During this period of the Confucianism, they a believed in ‘The right thing.’ They believed that everyone was good inside and could have self-control. They believed that they did not need laws and believed instead that one could govern themselves to do the right thing.  (from Aedan)

During the Qing dynasty, the Qing Emperors adopted the state of Confucianism as their official religion. Most of the buildings of Confucius’ home court were built in the time of the Qing Dynasty. During this period of the Confucianism, they a believed in ‘The right thing.’ They believed that everyone was good inside and could have self-control. They believed that they did not need laws and believed instead that one could govern themselves to do the right thing. (from Aedan)

Yuan Jiang: The Palace of Nine Perfections (1982.125) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Yuan Jiang: The Palace of Nine Perfections (1982.125) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Yuan Jiang, a successful professional artist in his native Yangzhou, specialized in intricately described visions of palatial architecture set within sumptuous blue-and-green landscapes.

Lush and sensual, ukiyo-e paintings of the eighteenth century idealized beauty, placing courtesans and young women in indoor and outdoor seasonal settings. Shunshō—an Edo bon vivant, painter, and print designer-was renowned for his facility in depicting actors and beautiful women

Lush and sensual, ukiyo-e paintings of the eighteenth century idealized beauty, placing courtesans and young women in indoor and outdoor seasonal settings. Shunshō—an Edo bon vivant, painter, and print designer-was renowned for his facility in depicting actors and beautiful women

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