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Ma Xianglan’s world reflected in lan
Ma Xianglan’s world reflected in lan

A lan-bamboo-rock painting by Ma Xianglan The works of ancient female Chinese painters are part of the Chinese history of art…

Lan: vehicles of Chinese ideas
Lan: vehicles of Chinese ideas

A lan painting by Zheng Sixiao (1241-1318) kept in Osaka Art Museum in Japan The lan (orchid), together with mei (plum blosso…

The novel that dwarfs ‘Game of Thrones’
The novel that dwarfs ‘Game of Thrones’

German sinologist Eva Schestag spent six years in translating the complete German version of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms. …

Rise and fall of aristocracy in the Wei Kingdom
Rise and fall of aristocracy in the Wei Kingdom

The poster shows Cao Pi (R) in the TV series The Advisors' Alliance. Cao Pi, first emperor of Cao Wei Kingdom, established an offic…

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