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					Han China, 206 BC—220 AD
Tang Art
Chou Yuan-Chang (Hong Wu) r. 1368-1403

       1st Peasant emperor
       Defeats Mongols, unifies China




Yong Le 1403-1424

       Moves capital north to Beijing

       Repairs grand Canal and great Wall

       Restores Confucian exam system

       Rebuilds and expands Yuan palace area=Forbidden City

       Interested in trade and diplomacy, commissions
       Zheng He
Zheng He
Ming Tombs Sacred Way
Ming Tomb façade




Crown
                       Ming bling




Shown here is an
ornament of nephrite
and gold depicting a
lotus pond,
Egrets and aquatic
plants
appear beneath two
 large lotus leaves.
Jade and gold
Ivory female figure



Dragon motif
 In terms of drawing skills,
 Chinese paintings can be
 categorized into two styles:
 colored paintings and
 water-ink paintings




Flowers-and-
Birds type painting
=colored painting
Landscape
Water-ink
“Dragon-tree”   “Bamboo
                In
MMA             Wind”
Ming art is famous for
Its blue-and-white
Many were for export

				
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