Stalking Cat on Tree

Cats are common throughout China. Because they catch and eat rats, they are believed to be the protector of silk worms that are stolen by rats. A cat seen washing its face is believed to foretell the arrival of a stranger. Because of their nocturnal prowling, cats are also believed to be able to steal […]

Galloping Horse and Willow Tree

Xu Beihong was a famous twentieth century Chinese artist. He was trained in Western art in Europe from 1919 to 1925. After returning to China, he worked as the president of the Beijing Academy of Arts, president of the Chinese Academy of Arts, and chairman of the Chinese Artists Association. Xu Beihong excelled in Western-style […]