Tag: Dragon

The Qianlong Emperor and a Yellow Teacup

In the Tibet case in the ground floor gallery of MAA is a small yellow teacup, more Chinese than it is Tibetan. At one point in time, and in a certain place, it could have been very dangerous to drink from.

John Donegan-Cross

12 March 2024

Huff! The Dragon is Coming to Town!

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when prompted 'Lunar New Year'? Guey-Mei Hsu explores some popular symbols linked to this harvest festival celebrated across East Asia.

Guey-Mei Hsu

6 February 2024

A Tea Brick from Fuzhou

Of all the tea bricks at MAA, only one is embossed with the image of a dragon. What are the multiple meanings of this important Chinese symbol in this context, and what is its relationship to the tea brick?

Shuzhen Kong (Ellen)

30 May 2023

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