Qin Dynasty

The Majesty of All Under Heaven: The Eternal Realm of China's First Emperor

Exhibition of Qin dynasty (221-207BC) cultural relics brought in from Shaanxi province (including a terracotta armoured junior officer, left) that also features six tie-in multimedia programmes that help explain the history, culture and stories behind the figures.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:16pm

Terracotta time travels

Hongkongers can travel back in time 2,200 years - to when the Terracotta Army of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China, were made - now that some of the rare treasures are on display here in Hong Kong.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:47pm

The terracotta army

Stunning discovery

In 1974, some farmers were drilling a well just outside Xian (). Xian is the capital of Shaanxi () province. The farmers discovered mysterious bronze artefacts. They also discovered pieces of terracotta that looked like armour. Terracotta is a kind of baked clay.

12 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Veteran archaeologist still hungers for digs

When Yuan Zhongyi completed his ancient Chinese history studies in Shanghai in 1963, he was determined to work in Shaanxi because it was home to some of the most powerful dynasties in Chinese history, from the Zhou to the Qin, Han and Tang.

3 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Curse of the warriors

In modern China, with its brutal pace of development, it was an unremarkable death. Racked with disease and with no money to pay for medicine or a visit to the doctor, peasant farmer Wang Puzhi waited until his family were out, slipped a rope around his neck and ended his suffering.

15 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Terracotta Warriors inspire mysteries man

Actor Adam Cheng Siu-chau is now more eager than ever to see the real terracotta warriors in Xian , after being a guest on Wednesday at the preview of an exhibition at Telford Plaza, Kowloon Bay, of 11 replica soldiers and various other pieces from the Emperor Qin Terracotta Museum in Shaanxi province .

29 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Ancient treasures on show

A small army of terracotta figures from the Qin dynasty has found its way to the Hong Kong Museum of History.

The exhibition 'War and Peace - Treasures of the Qin and Han Dynasties', the largest of its kind in Hong Kong, is now on.

2 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Ancient bronze sex toy a stimulating piece of history

An ancient Chinese sex aid dating back to the Han Dynasty of 2,000 years ago has gone on display alongside Xian's terracotta warriors in a new exhibition at the Hong Kong Museum of History.

The phallic sex aid for women is made of bronze and is believed to have been used by courtesans living in the imperial palace.

29 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Emperor's warriors impress delegates

The most relaxing moments of the Go West trip so far came on the third day.

Delegates took time out and were given the luxury of doing some sightseeing - albeit only two hours' worth - amid the tightly scheduled whirlwind trip.

23 May 2001 - 12:00am

Xian's terracotta acrobats

China's earth has already offered up terracotta warriors, officials and servants. Now, for the first time, terracotta acrobats have been found in a pit close to the tomb of the emperor Qin Shi Huang outside Xian.

22 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Terracotta drive to preserve cultural relics

THE Shaanxi Government plans to form a huge tourism company to raise funds for managing its rich cultural relics.

The company, to be called the Terracotta Tourism Group, is expected to be formed this year, and will handle management rights for Xian's museums and other tourist attractions, including the famed Terracotta Warriors.

13 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Headhunter pays price

THE enterprising peasant who tried to make off with the head of one of Xian's famous terracotta warriors last Friday is likely to lose his own head as a result.

11 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Far cry from civilised past

THOSE who believe that a disregard for the suffering of animals is somehow embedded in the Chinese DNA can well be forgiven.

Your story on the zoo at Shenzhen (South China Morning Post, November 13) is just the latest in a long list of evidence of cruelty.

I was recently among a group of visitors to Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province.

24 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

More terracotta for tourists

A NEW collection of terracotta warriors and horses will be open to view in Xian's world-famous Qinshihuang's Tomb museum next year to satisfy overseas visitors' appetite for cultural relics and bring more foreign exchange to the country.

The attraction of the ''eighth wonder of the world'' has waned in recent years, with the number of domestic visitors on a gradual decline.

31 Oct 1993 - 12:00am