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  • Chinese calligraphy manual

    Manual, Printed book

    One of the distinctive features of traditional Chinese calligraphy is that the brush is held at a right angle to the pag...

  • Chinese oracle bone

    Bones

    Oracle bones were used for divination over three thousand years ago in ancient China and they are among the oldest items...

  • Double Pigeon Chinese Typewriter

    Typewriter

    The Double Pigeon Chinese typewriter became iconic in Maoist China (1949–76). Its design reflects almost a century of ex...

  • Printed copy of the Diamond Sutra

    Scroll, Woodblock printed scroll

    This copy of the Diamond Sūtra in Chinese language, complete with a beautifully illustrated frontispiece, is the world's...