The T’ang Code: Peace, Prosperity, and Safety

This paper is about laws in the T’ang Dynasty, more specifically about the T’ang Code. I hope you get a chance to read this paper and learn a…

shadow puppet

Chinese Shadow Puppets

This paper is about Chinese shadow puppets, precisely what it is, how these figures are assembled, the theatrical aspects, and their significance in Chinese history. I thoroughly enjoyed…

Eastern Zhou dynasty sword

Weapons in Early China

Weapons are a constantly evolving art form. Within this essay, I will be examining different weapons, both personal and military, from the Shang dynasty (1600 BC-1046 BC) to…

Use of Gold Powder in medical field in ancient China

Dyes in China

Dyes and dyed textiles have held important roles in social, economic, and political structures across centuries. They hold great traditional value in Chinese culture, and have been used…

Facets of Tea in Early China

Tea itself, as well as its history and connotations, reveals different aspects of early Chinese culture. In early China, during the Song dynasty, tea was prepared meticulously, showing…

Oracle And Bronze Inscriptions

I loved learning about oracle and bronze inscriptions and its relationship to the bigger idea of literacy and advancements within these tine periods. I hope you guys enjoy…

6 mingqi figures, made with tri-color glazes

Mingqi in the Tang Dynasty

This explores the development and cultural roles of mingqi over the course of the Tang Dynasty (c. 618-907). Using pictures of various mingqi as a visual guide, these…

The Famous Chinese Porcelain

This piece of writing is all about the famous white and blue porcelain from ancient China specifically during the Ming dynasty. It includes what porcelain is, how it’s…

Defining the Fake in Chinese Ceramics

Diving into ceramic forgery in Early China.