Qin (pronounced Chin) Dynasty: First Emperor Qin was a legalist. Legalists believe that people are basically bad. They believe that it is necessary to control and regulate every minute of people's lives so they have the discipline needed to work hard in the fields and in battle. Qin ran his dynasty with absolute control and swift harsh punishment. It was illegal to whine about Qin's government.
Bowl (Wan) China, late Jin to early Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century Furnishings; Serviceware Longquan type ware, wheel-thrown stoneware with carved decoration and green glaze Height: 2 3/4 in. (6.99 cm); Diameter: 6 3/8 in. (16.19 cm) Gift of Ambassador and Mrs. Edward E. Masters (M.84.213.369)
Dish (Pan) with Garden Landscape China, Hebei Province, Quyang County, late Jin dynasty or early Yuan dynasty, about 1200-1300 Furnishings; Serviceware Ding ware, molded stoneware with impressed decoration, white glaze, and banded metal rim Height: 9/10 (2.2 cm); Diameter: 5 1/2 in. (14 cm) Gift of Nasli M. Heeramaneck (M.73.48.106)
Bowl (Wan) China, Henan Province, Jin dynasty, 1127-1234 Furnishings; Serviceware Jun ware, wheel-thrown stoneware with blue glaze and purple splashes Diameter: 3 in. (7.62 cm) Height: 1 1/2 in. (3.81 cm) Gift of Carl Holmes (58.49.14)
Many versions of the painting 清明上河圖 "Up the River During Qingming" have survived over the ages. Alone in the National Palace Museum in Taipei are eight, the most famous of which is the “Qing Court Version (清院本)”. This handscroll was completed through the effort and cooperation of five Qing dynasty court artists - Chen Mei (陳枚), Sun Hu (孫祜), Jin Kun (金昆), Dai Hong (戴洪), and Cheng Zhidao (程志道).