Jonque chinoise. Chinese junk 1843. Gallery: Asian costumes by Auguste Wahlen. Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world.
China Jesuit missionary costume, 1843. Jésuite missionnaire à la Chine. Gallery: Asian costumes by Auguste Wahlen. Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world. Associated with: The Rise… Read More
In a previous description of the Great Wall of China, the particular view here given is alluded to and described.
The Chinese “braves” are employed to aid the civil magistrates as policemen, to act as custom- house officers at the military stations, along the roads, rivers, and canals; and also to mount guard at the city gates.
Se Tseaou Shan, or “The Western Seared Hills” of Guangxi. About one hundred miles west from the city of Canton, a mountain group arises, as remarkable for the actual area which it… Read More
Transplanting rice; and Sowing at Soo-chow Foo on the Tui-ho. Rice-grounds consist of neatly enclosed spaces, the clay banks surrounding them seldom exceeding two feet in height.
In this picturesque locality, and amidst the shattered crags that hang over the seven cataracts, grows the Tong Choo, and also a species of Rhus, from the seeds of which an oil is expressed, used in the composition of a valuable varnish.
Near where the Porcelain Tower formerly stood, the largest and principal bridge of Nanjing spans the main trunk of the canal, forming a communication between an extensive suburb, and the west gate of the city.
The locality is about nine ie northwest of Soo-chow-foo, the second city of the first rank in the province, and is one of the most famed in Chinese story, for its romantic scenery
About three miles north-east from Chin-keang-foo, the provincial capital of Jiang Nan (Chinese: 江南;), from the broad bright waters of the Yangtse keang, rise the picturesque and precipitous rocky islets called “the three hills of King-kow.”