Two Chinese men use the abacus to calculate for their business. "The abacus was one of the earliest aids to calculation." -Hill, 1921

Chinese Abacus

Two Chinese men use the abacus to calculate for their business. "The abacus was one of the earliest…

"Aulostoma chinense."-Whitney, 1902.

Aulostoma

"Aulostoma chinense."-Whitney, 1902.

"The most powerful of the Great Monguls, the last who ruled with energy and effect." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Aurungzebe

"The most powerful of the Great Monguls, the last who ruled with energy and effect." — Chambers'…

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 representation of Brahma. Brahma is the Hindu God of creation.

Brahma

A representation of Brahma. Brahma is the Hindu God of creation.

A street in the city of Canton.

Canton

A street in the city of Canton.

"The Gold Carp, <em>C. auratus</em>, often called the Gold-fish and silver-fish, as it assumes both colors, is originally from China, the most beautiful species being taken from Lake Che-Kyang." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Gold carp

"The Gold Carp, C. auratus, often called the Gold-fish and silver-fish, as it assumes both…

"Heavy obstacles employed in Manchuria by the Russians." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Cavalry barrier

"Heavy obstacles employed in Manchuria by the Russians." — Moss, 1914

(1823-1901) Chinese dignitary and statesman

Li Hung Chang

(1823-1901) Chinese dignitary and statesman

"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."&mdash;Webster, 1920

Li Hung Chang

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

A china closet made out of quartered oak with an antique finish.

China Closet

A china closet made out of quartered oak with an antique finish.

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."&mdash;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."&mdash;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,…

A Chippendale-style chair with a Chinese design.

Chippendale Chinese Chair 1

A Chippendale-style chair with a Chinese design.

An armchair designed by Thomas Chippendale, with a Chinese style.

Chippendale Chinese Chair 2

An armchair designed by Thomas Chippendale, with a Chinese style.

A chow-chow, a domesticated dog that was imported from China.

Chow-chow

A chow-chow, a domesticated dog that was imported from China.

A dish may be served on dish ware, or may be eaten out of hand. These cutleries are usually made from ceramic, metal, or plastic.

Deep Covered Dish

A dish may be served on dish ware, or may be eaten out of hand. These cutleries are usually made from…

A pair of cochin china fowls.

Cochin China Fowl

A pair of cochin china fowls.

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…

Guava (<i>Psidium guayava</i>) is a low-growing West Indian tree belonging to the family Myrtaceæ. It bears white flowers, followed by fragrant, yellow, fleshy fruits, extensively employed in the making of preserves and jellies. The guava also grows in the East Indies; and there is a Chinese variety, <i>P. cattleianum</i>, the strawberry guava.

Guava

Guava (Psidium guayava) is a low-growing West Indian tree belonging to the family Myrtace√¶. It bears…

This door handle is in a Gothic design and lined with glass and china.

Door Handle

This door handle is in a Gothic design and lined with glass and china.

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.

A representation of Ganesa. Ganesa is one of the best-known deities in the Hindu pantheon. Ganesa's elephant makes him easy to identify.

Ganesa, Hindu God

A representation of Ganesa. Ganesa is one of the best-known deities in the Hindu pantheon. Ganesa's…

A representation of Kali, a Hindu goddess of death and destruction.

Kali, Hindu Goddess

A representation of Kali, a Hindu goddess of death and destruction.

A naval officer who gained a national reputation for his conduct during the Boxer Rebellion in China in 1900, Louis Kempff became Commander-in-Chief of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States.

Louis Kempff

A naval officer who gained a national reputation for his conduct during the Boxer Rebellion in China…

A representation of Kristna, a Buddhist Goddess.

Kristna

A representation of Kristna, a Buddhist Goddess.

Chinese image of Kuan-yin. Kuan-yin or Guanyin is know as he Chinese Bodhisattva of Compassion.

Kuan-yin

Chinese image of Kuan-yin. Kuan-yin or Guanyin is know as he Chinese Bodhisattva of Compassion.

"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."&mdash;Webster, 1920

The Potala, Lhasa

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

in early development of race, the Mongolian type consistent of Kalmucks, Chinese, and Amerindians.

Early Races, Mongolian

in early development of race, the Mongolian type consistent of Kalmucks, Chinese, and Amerindians.

"Japanese pagodas are similar to those of China, and even more elaborately carved." &mdash;D'Anvers, 1895

Pagoda

"Japanese pagodas are similar to those of China, and even more elaborately carved." —D'Anvers,…

Men carrying someone in a palanquin in China.

Palanquin

Men carrying someone in a palanquin in China.

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.

A pair of ring-necked pheasants, native to China.

Ring-Necked Pheasant

A pair of ring-necked pheasants, native to China.

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 Christian merchant who introduced Europeans to Central Asia and China.

Marco Polo

A Christian merchant who introduced Europeans to Central Asia and China.

The sampan is a Chinese boat made from three planks: one flat bottom and two sides.

Sampan

The sampan is a Chinese boat made from three planks: one flat bottom and two sides.

The sheng or sang is a Chinese musical instrument with pipes originally made out of bamboo.

Sheng

The sheng or sang is a Chinese musical instrument with pipes originally made out of bamboo.

A sideboard and china closet combined. Made out of quartered oak, hand carved and highly polished.

Sideboard and China Closet

A sideboard and china closet combined. Made out of quartered oak, hand carved and highly polished.

A representation of Siva or Shiva. Shiva is one of the principal deities of hinduism.

Siva

A representation of Siva or Shiva. Shiva is one of the principal deities of hinduism.

The esculent swallow's nest is prized among the Chinese as a delicacy. It is native to many parts of Asia.

Esculent Swallow

The esculent swallow's nest is prized among the Chinese as a delicacy. It is native to many parts of…

"The emperor of China, Taou-Kwang, was born in 1782, and is a grandson of Kien-long. He succeeded his profligate father, Kea-king, in 1820." &mdash; Goodrich, 1844

Taou-Kwang

"The emperor of China, Taou-Kwang, was born in 1782, and is a grandson of Kien-long. He succeeded his…

Chinese Temple

Temple

Chinese Temple

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…

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…

A representation of Vishnu, also known as Narayana. Vishnu is a supreme being.

Vishnu

A representation of Vishnu, also known as Narayana. Vishnu is a supreme being.

"The Great Wall of China" &mdash; Morey, 1903

Wall China

"The Great Wall of China" — Morey, 1903