summer palace, Beijing, China   The Battle of Zhuxian County. This painting in the Long Corridor shows a scene from a decisive battle in the war between the Jin and the Song Dynasties. In the Battle of Zhuxian County, the Song army was nearly beaten, but the courage of its generals changed a near defeat into a victory.  Read more: http://digitaljournal.com/image/114860#ixzz2bF8IAKiM

summer palace, Beijing, China The Battle of Zhuxian County. This painting in the Long Corridor shows a scene from a decisive battle in the war between the Jin and the Song Dynasties. In the Battle of Zhuxian County, the Song army was nearly beaten, but the courage of its generals changed a near defeat into a victory. Read more: http://digitaljournal.com/image/114860#ixzz2bF8IAKiM

Wall painting from the tomb of a Mongol nobleman, 1269 Image

Wall painting from the tomb of a Mongol nobleman, 1269 Image

Wuhu Iron Picture Anhui province, began in Northern  Song dynasty.  Takes cues from traditional Chinese painting techniques using light and shadow.

Wuhu Iron Picture Anhui province, began in Northern Song dynasty. Takes cues from traditional Chinese painting techniques using light and shadow.

Anonymous, after Zie Huan (1377-1452), 'Elegant gathering in the Apricot Garden' (detail); handscroll, ink and colours on silk, 1437. © Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, The Dillon Fund Gift 1989.

Anonymous, after Zie Huan (1377-1452), 'Elegant gathering in the Apricot Garden' (detail); handscroll, ink and colours on silk, 1437. © Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, The Dillon Fund Gift 1989.

This scroll illustrates a local gods process through his inauguration into the Daoist pantheon.   Title: Investiture of a Daoist Deity Date & Place:  inscription dated 1641,China    Unidentified Artist Chinese, 16th–early 17th century

This scroll illustrates a local gods process through his inauguration into the Daoist pantheon. Title: Investiture of a Daoist Deity Date & Place: inscription dated 1641,China Unidentified Artist Chinese, 16th–early 17th century

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