these are some traditional Chinese opera costumes, most of the plays were based on war stories and the most famous is called Farewell my Concubine, it is about a king who has been defeated and is saying goodbye to a loved one
The Qianlong Emperor began the building project in 1749 when he ordered existing gardens just outside the capital to be expanded and turned into a summer retreat. He initially called his new haven ‘The Garden of Clear Ripples’
Agricultural society: of China lived in small villages and towns, or on rented land. They grew crops like tea, and made extra money by spinning or weaving cotton or silk, or making other handicrafts for sale at local markets.
When the Shunuzhi Emperor first conquered China in 1644 and established Qing rule in China, he decreed that all Chinese men should wear their hair in the Manchu style to show their obedience to their new rulers.
Women in Chinese society occupied a much lower position than men. Because they could not inherit property they depended on their fathers or husbands for their livelihood. A virtuous woman was expected to be loyal and obedient to her father or husband.
Statue of Confucius at the Confucius Temple in Beijing. The main belief system in China during the Qing Dynasty was Confucianism. Confucius was a philosopher and teacher who lived from 551 to 479 bce in eastern China.
The Seventeen Arch Bridge over Kunming Lake. The Seventeen Arch Bridge connects the eastern shore of Kunming Lake and Nanhu Island in the west. The Seventeen-Arch Bridge was built during the Qing Dynasty under Emperor Qianlong
Between 1790 and the 1840s, the distinctive 'Beijing opera' style evolved. Beijing opera was mainly a court entertainment, though it became popular with the wider public in the later 19th century. Its performers wore striking make-up and bright costumes to show the personalities and status of their characters.