Yuen-fu Monastery Cave, Fukien province, China. THIS Buddhist monastery is remarkable rather for its romantic situation than for any historical associations. Illustrations of China and its people by John Thomson.
Amoy, today Xiamen, Fujian Province China, was one of the earliest ports to which foreigners resorted.
The similarity between the Buddhist faith and the Roman Catholic churches may be traced even more minutely than this. “Buddhists everywhere have their monasteries and nunneries, their baptism, celibacy and tonsure, their rosaries, chaplets, relics, and charms, their fast-days and processions, their confessions, mass, requiems, and litanies, and, especially in Tibet, even their cardinals, and their pope.”
The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)
From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)
Guangji Bridge (Chaozhou). Kwangtung province, China around 1870. Illustrations of China and its people by John Thomson.
The one shown here stands on the right bank of the Han river, near Chao-chow-fu, and, like all the best examples of such edifices, the whole ground structure up to the first story is composed of stone.
Antique Jewellery from the Jaipur Museum in Rajasthan. Charms, Necklace, Anklet worn by Young Children, Girls, Women and Men. Foot Ornament worn by Women from Gujarat.
The occupation of Macao by a grant from the head of the celestial empire to the Portuguese, as a reward for their services against the pirates infesting the islands at the mouth of the Canton river, took place on or about the year 1586.
Although the portraits represent the most illustrious occupants of the Imperial throne, they have not been chosen mainly for that reason, but because in every case the person represented is wearing interesting examples of jewellery.
The beautiful elephant howdah, presented by His Highness the Nawab Nazim of Murshidabad to her Majesty the Queen of England.
The annexed is a Buddhist prayer-charm.
When the country has suffered from prolonged drought, Buddhist priests offer prayer, and perform the ceremony