Flag of Hong Kong; a five-petaled white flower in the middle of a red field.
Whatever Chairman Mao tells me to do, I shall do--Learn from Chairman Mao's works like Comrade Wang Jie. Illustration shows Wang Jie, a model PLA soldier who was used to promote the cult of Chairman Mao in the early 1960s, amidst grinning workers and peasants.
White pottery pitcher attributed to the Longshan culture in China.
Photo of a man with a cart in the interior of a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, Yonghegong, Beijing.
Illustration from Manhua showing Soviet engineers helping to tame the dragon of the Heilongjiang, or 'Black Dragon River,' in China's far northeast.
A windy street off of Zhongshan Road in the Western part of Shanghai in winter. People pass on bicycles and in cars. A red flag blows from a telephone pole in the foreground.
Photo of a boat parked in front of a house in southern China.
A barge floats along the Huangpu river on another foggy (smoggy?) day in Shanghai. As seen from Pudong.
Photo of the Bonsai gardens, which contain approximately 700 bonsai plants, in the Garden of the Humble Administrator in Suzhou. This garden, built during the Ming dynasty, is the largest private garden in the city.
Picture of a hanging lamp and slice of dragon roof in the Yu Gardens complex, Shanghai.
Vendor with a donkey near the Great Wall.
Cover photo of "The Nineties" magazine, Hong Kong, takes 'a sly poke' at China's former leader with a close-up of Jiang Zemin, who looks as if he is fixing his hair.
Photo of dancer Chou Chang-ning of the Cloud Gate Dance Theater performing a piece called "Cursive."
Diagram showing the various components necessary for casting in the piece-mold process utilized in the Shang era [1500-1050 BCE].
Cover illustration from May 19, 1997 issue of Newsweek shortly before China's resumption of sovereignty over Hong Kong on July 1, 1997.
Confucian statue, found in the Confucian temple directly across from a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Beijing.
Cover of Time Magazine from December 11, 1950, depicting Mao's head surrounded by a cloud of red grasshoppers.
Diagram showing how a bronze food cauldron is cast using the piece mold method during the Shang dynasty.
Bronze axe with man and beast motif. May have been a token of rank and an instrument in conducting human sacrifices. "The innocent face, flanked by a pair of animals, usually identified as tigers, seems blissfully unaware of any unhappy outcome, and the tigers, most ferocious of beasts, are surprisingly benign." [as quoted from Robert Thorpe]
An official in this illustration is depicted carrying an umbrella labelled "dogmatism," refusing to let the rain water the flowers and plants. A writer nearby asks him "Why won't you let the flowers and sprouts get some spring rain?" The official answers "That would never do! As soon as there is rain, poisonous weeds would grow up."
A photo of Chairman Mao in military uniform greeting Red Guards at the outset of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.
Three men walk underneath a sign advertising Xinjiang cuisine in Shanghai.
Vessel of inlaid bronze with lid. The decoration is embossd in red with stylized dragons and birds.
Bronze vase with rounded bottom and narrower neck opening up to a wider mouth. Song dynasty copy of earlier bronze age works.
Portrait of General Charles "Chinese" Gordon, dressed here in robes presented by the Emperor, who led the Chinese army to victory against the Taipings.