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Confucian Sites at Qufu (Qǔfǔ Sān Kǒng 曲阜三孔)

Haiwang YUAN The Kong Family Mansion at Qufu in Shandong Province, also known the Family Mansion of Duke Yansheng. (Yansheng, meaning “overflowing with wisdom,” was the honorary title that successive Chinese rulers and governments gave to the descendants of Confucius … Continue reading

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Temple of Heaven (Tiāntán 天坛)

Jian-Zhong LIN View of the Temple of Heaven, the imperial site of prayer to Heaven during the Ming and Qing dynasties. The Temple of Heaven was the imperial site of prayer to Heaven during the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1912) … Continue reading

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Potala Palace (Bùdálā Gōng 布达拉宫)

Michael KOWALEWSKI Distant view of Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet. The palace, now open to tourists, has two thousand rooms, numerous temples and shrines, and the private rooms of the Dalai Lamas. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN. Potala Palace, in the … Continue reading

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Zuglakang Monastery (Dàzhāo Sì 大昭寺)

Nirmal DASS Tibetan monks at morning prayer. PHOTO BY YIXUAN SHUKE. Zuglakang Monastery in Lhasa is the most sacred Buddhist site in Tibet. It houses a statue of the Buddha said to date from his lifetime (c. 566–486 BCE). Regarded … Continue reading

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Confucian Temples (Kǒngmiào 孔庙)

LI Yong Roof eaves at the Temple of Confucius in Beijing, now the Municipal Museum. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN. Confucian temples are places to worship Confucius, his students, and other Confucian thinkers. But they also served as arenas for … Continue reading

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Changling Mausoleum (Chánglǐng Língyuán 长岭陵园)

Andrew FIELD Portrait of the Yongle emperor Zhu Di, for whom the Changling Mausoleum was built. Ink and color on silk, by an anonymous painter, Ming dynasty. Zhu Di, who usurped the throne from his nephew, had the Changling Mausoleum … Continue reading

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Daoist Temples (Dàoguàn 道观)

LI Yong A Daoist Temple. In the third century Daoist worshippers began to call their temples jing or “peaceful houses.” PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN. Daoist Temples have been found throughout China since 25 CE. They provide a place for … Continue reading

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Shenyang Imperial Palace (Shěnyáng Gùgōng 沈阳故宫)

TzeHuey CHIOU-PENG Detail of a carved column at Shenyang Palace, former capital of China during the Manchu-ruled Qing dynasty. The Shenyang Imperial Palace, located in the capital city of Liaoning Province, was the imperial residence of the Later-Jin kingdom (1616–1644) … Continue reading

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Tiananmen Square (Tiān’ānmén Guǎngchǎng 天安门广场)

Anthony Alexander LOH Soldiers stand before the southern Gate of Tiananmen Square, early in the morning. Each morning, tourists from all over China visit the heart of Beijing to see the national flag raised. Events in Tiananmen Square, at the … Continue reading

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Chinatowns (Tángrénjiē 唐人街)

June GRASSO Scrapbook created by Hattie Pinckard, a school-teacher from Springfield, Illinois, during her vacation to Los Angeles, California, in 1906. While portrayals of Chinatowns in the West were mostly negative, many of today’s Chinatowns have become tourist attractions and … Continue reading

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