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Telling the Concubine Where to Sit
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Telling the Concubine Where to Sit

   The Han dynasty was established in 206 BC and lasted for a total of 425 years. The stories and incidents from the history of this period--both actual and mythological--were recorded in the form of calligraphed texts as well as painted and engraved images. The works chosen for this exhibit reflect a large variety of subject matter, ranging from a moral and instructional nature to the ideal models for those in government. You'll find stories about the founder of the Han, about the virtue of education, about the life of women at court, and about the dreams of long life. Though they may not have achieved immortality, the works that portray them have--representing the spectrum of Chinese life from 2,000 years ago.

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