The history of the literati scholar in China dates back to the Tang and Song dynasties AD and AD , respectively , when the court implemented meritocratic civil exams for the selection of bureaucratic officials. As such, an entire class of intellectual and artistically trained scholars was created. During times of political strife or changes in power, certain officials were forced to retire from court life and seek refuge in the remote vastness of the Chinese wilderness. Surrounded by like-minded individuals, they turned their attention to the arts of painting and music, their artistic style more aligned with the surrounding nature and less influenced by the more rigid court style. The political stability of the Ming and Qing dynasties and respectively meant that fewer court officials were exiled to the wild, but the romantic ideal of the artistic scholar amidst nature nonetheless lived on. In emulation of their predecessors, the literati class built studios surrounded by gardens in the cities and suburbs of the major court centres.
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An $86 Million Vase and Other Items from the Chinese Antiques Boom
Nine university scientists gaped upwards. A team of daring Chinese researchers, digging into the ancient mysteries of the origin of their country, have come to the inescapable conclusion that 12, years ago, an interstellar supreme alien race used much of the northern and central Chinese regions as massive Earth bases. Hundreds of strange pyramids cover parts of China. One such base may be the astonishing pyramid structure that sits near the apex of Mount Baigong in the western province of Qinghai , the Xianyang pyramid.
Featured Module: The Grandeur of the Qing The Grandeur of the Qing offers a detailed visual and historical exploration of four monumental scrolls recording imperial inspection the Kangxi and Qianlong emperors in the 17th and 18th centuries. Maxwell K. We would like to extend special thanks to Maxwell Hearn through whose efforts we acquired the outstanding digital images that disitnguish this project. The centerpiece of the Granduer of the Qing is a presentation of four monumental scrolls representing imperial inspection tours.