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The Empress Dowager Cixi; China, Qing dynasty, 1903-1904.  From the 1860s until her death, the Empress Dowager Cixi (1835–1908) was the dominant political figure of China's Qing dynasty (1644–1911), acting as regent to two successive emperors. During her reign, the Qing court came to be regarded as conservative, corrupt, and incompetent. The situation worsened after the Boxer Rebellion of 1900, when Cixi was accused of encouraging the killing of foreigners and Chinese Christians.

The Empress Dowager Cixi; China, Qing dynasty, 1903-1904. From the 1860s until her death, the Empress Dowager Cixi (1835–1908) was the dominant political figure of China's Qing dynasty (1644–1911), acting as regent to two successive emperors. During her reign, the Qing court came to be regarded as conservative, corrupt, and incompetent. The situation worsened after the Boxer Rebellion of 1900, when Cixi was accused of encouraging the killing of foreigners and Chinese Christians.

La última emperatriz de China, Wanrong y su hermano Runqi ca. Años veinte

La última emperatriz de China, Wanrong y su hermano Runqi ca. Años veinte

Chinese Qing Dynasty Prince Fulun.  Fulun, nephew of the Qing Emperor, led China's delegation to the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904, the first ever officially attended by China. The "Chinese Village" featured merchants selling silks, teas and carvings, as well as magicians, musicians, fire-eaters and actors depicting a wedding ceremony. Dancers performed a dragon dance and a temple featured religious rites.

Chinese Qing Dynasty Prince Fulun. Fulun, nephew of the Qing Emperor, led China's delegation to the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904, the first ever officially attended by China. The "Chinese Village" featured merchants selling silks, teas and carvings, as well as magicians, musicians, fire-eaters and actors depicting a wedding ceremony. Dancers performed a dragon dance and a temple featured religious rites.

Lu Jian Jun - Lu Jianjun   http://www.lujianjun.com/  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lu-Jianjun-Oil-Painting/205781992797259  http://artodyssey1.blogspot.pt/2009/09/lu-jian-jun-in-lu-jian-jun-china-has.html

Lu Jian Jun - Lu Jianjun http://www.lujianjun.com/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lu-Jianjun-Oil-Painting/205781992797259 http://artodyssey1.blogspot.pt/2009/09/lu-jian-jun-in-lu-jian-jun-china-has.html

by Lu Jianjun, from Hangzhou city, Zhejiang Province

by Lu Jianjun, from Hangzhou city, Zhejiang Province

Lu Jian Jun (1960- ).

Lu Jian Jun (1960- ).

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