This ClipArt gallery offers 50 illustrations of China, including famous locations and landmarks, such as the Great Wall and Temple of Heaven.

"Temple of Agriculture, Peking." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Agriculture Temple

"Temple of Agriculture, Peking." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

This illustration shows the Sacred Altar of Heaven. This altar is located in the city of Peking, China.

Altar of Heavan

This illustration shows the Sacred Altar of Heaven. This altar is located in the city of Peking, China.

"Worshipping the Ancestral Tablet." — Quackenbos, 1882

Ancestral Tablet

"Worshipping the Ancestral Tablet." — Quackenbos, 1882

This illustration shows the chinese artillery in action.

Artillery

This illustration shows the chinese artillery in action.

The chief characteristics of the Asian race are: broad head; angular face; high cheek-bones; small, obliquely-set eyes; straight, coarse, black hair; scanty beard, and short stature. The color of the skin varies from pale lemon to brownish yellow.

Asian

The chief characteristics of the Asian race are: broad head; angular face; high cheek-bones; small,…

An engraved scene of the Black Tea District in Bohea, famous for its distinctive tea.

Black Tea District Scene

An engraved scene of the Black Tea District in Bohea, famous for its distinctive tea.

A citizen of the country of the Union of Myanmar.

Burmese Couple

A citizen of the country of the Union of Myanmar.

A street in the city of Canton.

Canton

A street in the city of Canton.

"Li Hung Chang was the most enlightened Chinese statesman of the nineteenth century. He arranged terms of peace with Japan in 1895 and with the European powers after the relief of the legations in 1900."—Webster, 1920

Li Hung Chang

"Li Hung Chang was the most enlightened Chinese statesman of the nineteenth century. He arranged terms…

Group of Chinese people, Mandarin, Lady, Boy, Female Attendant, Soldier and Bird's-nest Seller.

China, (People)

Group of Chinese people, Mandarin, Lady, Boy, Female Attendant, Soldier and Bird's-nest Seller.

"The empress is represented as a goddess of mercy. She stands upon a lotus petal floating on the waves of the sea."—Webster, 1920

Empress-Dowager of China

"The empress is represented as a goddess of mercy. She stands upon a lotus petal floating on the waves…

"A rude form of the compass used by early Chinese sailors. The little wooden figure was set on a pivot, and in the outstretched arm was placed a bar of magnetized iron."—Myers, 1905

Chinese Magnet Figure

"A rude form of the compass used by early Chinese sailors. The little wooden figure was set on a pivot,…

Within the Chinese Empire, the Chinese people were very religious. They had Chinese Temples in many locations.

Chinese Temple

Within the Chinese Empire, the Chinese people were very religious. They had Chinese Temples in many…

"The Chinese lower orders live much in tents. They are ordinarily of matting. These people are clever in their construction, and make them of great size, and with considerable comfort." — Chambers, 1881

Chinese Tent

"The Chinese lower orders live much in tents. They are ordinarily of matting. These people are clever…

A large, circular Chinese encampment.

Chinese encampment

A large, circular Chinese encampment.

Chinese Flag

China Flag

Chinese Flag

An illustration of a Chinese gate-house.

Gate-house

An illustration of a Chinese gate-house.

The Great Wall of China, built by the first emperor of the Tsin dynasty about 220 B.C., as a protection against Tartar tribes.

Great Wall

The Great Wall of China, built by the first emperor of the Tsin dynasty about 220 B.C., as a protection…

"Great wall of China: 20 feet high, 40 feet wide, 800 miles long." -Foster, 1921

Great Wall of China

"Great wall of China: 20 feet high, 40 feet wide, 800 miles long." -Foster, 1921

The Great Wall of China is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in China, built, rebuilt, and maintained between the 6th century BC and the 16th century to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire from Xiongnu attacks during the rule of successive dynasties. Several walls, referred to as the Great Wall of China, were built since the 5th century BC. The most famous is the wall built between 220–200 BC by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang; little of it remains; it was much farther north than the current wall, which was built during the Ming Dynasty.

Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in China, built, rebuilt, and…

This illustration shows a typical Chinese Hanging Garden.

Hanging Garden

This illustration shows a typical Chinese Hanging Garden.

"Temple of Heaven, Peking." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Heaven Temple

"Temple of Heaven, Peking." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

The Himalayas, the loftiest mountains in the world, rise abruptly form the plains of Northern Hindustan.

Himalaya Mountains

The Himalayas, the loftiest mountains in the world, rise abruptly form the plains of Northern Hindustan.

"The Dalai Lama, the supreme head of Tibetan Buddhists, occupies an enormous palace on the Potala hill at Lhasa. Its massive walls, terraces, and bastions present an imposing appearance."—Webster, 1920

The Potala, Lhasa

"The Dalai Lama, the supreme head of Tibetan Buddhists, occupies an enormous palace on the Potala hill…

Macao Newspaper Stamp (2-1/2 reis) from 1892

Macao, 2-1/2 Reis Newspaper Stamp, 1892

Macao Newspaper Stamp (2-1/2 reis) from 1892

A Chinese pagoda.

Pagoda

A Chinese pagoda.

Chinese structures have nothing durable about them, for perishable wood forms an essential element in their construction, and they were more remarkable for their elegance and slender proportions than for their vast dimensions. The roofs are especially characteristic, the most striking peculiarity being that they are always curved, and have figures on them in high relief, as well as at the corners, from which hang bells, and that they are decorated with all kinds of embellishments, such as gilt dragons, and other fantastic carvings.

Chinese Pavilion

Chinese structures have nothing durable about them, for perishable wood forms an essential element in…

Chinese structures have nothing durable about them, for perishable wood forms an essential element in their construction, and they were more remarkable for their elegance and slender proportions than for their vast dimensions. The roofs are especially characteristic, the most striking peculiarity being that they are always curved, and have figures on them in high relief, as well as at the corners, from which hang bells, and that they are decorated with all kinds of embellishments, such as gilt dragons, and other fantastic carvings.

Part of a Chinese Pavilion

Chinese structures have nothing durable about them, for perishable wood forms an essential element in…

American troops entering Peking during the Boxer Rebellion.

American Troops Entering Peking

American troops entering Peking during the Boxer Rebellion.

Leaves are plucked from a bush and a man carries them to the drying house.

Plucking Leaves

Leaves are plucked from a bush and a man carries them to the drying house.

A chinese arrow.

Mongol

A chinese arrow.

One of the two great rivers of China.

River Scene in China

One of the two great rivers of China.

Coat of Arms, Shanghai

The Great Seal of Shanghai

Coat of Arms, Shanghai

"Specimen Cash." — Quackenbos, 1882

Specimen Cash

"Specimen Cash." — Quackenbos, 1882

China Stamp (5 candarins) from 1875

China 5 Candarins Stamp, 1875

China Stamp (5 candarins) from 1875

Hankow Stamp (20 cents) from 1893

Hankow 20 Cents Stamp, 1893

Hankow Stamp (20 cents) from 1893

Hankow Stamp (2 cents) from 1893

Hankow Two Cents Stamp, 1893

Hankow Stamp (2 cents) from 1893

Hong Kong Stamp (1 cent) from 1885

Hong Kong 1 Cent Stamp, 1885

Hong Kong Stamp (1 cent) from 1885

Hong Kong Stamp (50 cents) from 1882

Hong Kong Fifty Cents Stamp, 1882

Hong Kong Stamp (50 cents) from 1882

Shanghai Stamp (1 candareen) from 1865

Shanghai 1 Candareen Stamp, 1865

Shanghai Stamp (1 candareen) from 1865

Shanghai Stamp (1/2 cent) from 1893

Shanghai One Half Cent Stamp, 1893

Shanghai Stamp (1/2 cent) from 1893

A kuo basket is placed above a furnace to be hand-stirred by a worker in order to regulate the leaf temperature. Two other workers stoke the flames.

Tea Leaf Treatment

A kuo basket is placed above a furnace to be hand-stirred by a worker in order to regulate the leaf…

Chinese Temple

Temple

Chinese Temple

The temple of heaven, Peking.

Temple

The temple of heaven, Peking.

Chinese structures have nothing durable about them, for perishable wood forms an essential element in their construction, and they were more remarkable for their elegance and slender proportions than for their vast dimensions. The roofs are especially characteristic, the most striking peculiarity being that they are always curved, and have figures on them in high relief, as well as at the corners, from which hang bells, and that they are decorated with all kinds of embellishments, such as gilt dragons, and other fantastic carvings.

Entrance-Gate to the Temple of Confucius at Shanghai

Chinese structures have nothing durable about them, for perishable wood forms an essential element in…

Three Chinese tea leaves. In some Chinese tea making processes, only the first three leaves were picked.

Three tea leaves

Three Chinese tea leaves. In some Chinese tea making processes, only the first three leaves were picked.

Indian art made its entrance into China with the worship of Buddha. But still diversities, corresponding to the different nationalities, were gradually introduced. Instead of the Indian dagoba there appears a tower-like construction of many stories, growing smaller towards the top and with the stages distinctly marked, and covered with multicolored curved roofs to which bells were attached.

Porcelain Tower at Nankin

Indian art made its entrance into China with the worship of Buddha. But still diversities, corresponding…

"The Great Wall of China" — Morey, 1903

Wall China

"The Great Wall of China" — Morey, 1903

Commandeered Chinese wheelbarrow train.

Wheelbarrow Train

Commandeered Chinese wheelbarrow train.

Tea leaves are passed through sieves then winnowed via tossing on large bamboo trays.

Winnowing Tea Leaves

Tea leaves are passed through sieves then winnowed via tossing on large bamboo trays.