In this section of a 13-metre hand scroll from the Qing dynasty, women are seen playing “madiao”, a Chinese card game. The scroll is on show in “Women and Femininity in Ancient China -Treasures from the Nanjing Museum” at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum in Sha Tin. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
In this section of a 13-metre hand scroll from the Qing dynasty, women are seen playing “madiao”, a Chinese card game. The scroll is on show in “Women and Femininity in Ancient China -Treasures from the Nanjing Museum” at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum in Sha Tin. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
History

‘A different way to view the past’: imperial China from a female perspective in elaborate scrolls, a sedan chair, golden crown and other artefacts

  • History has always been viewed from the perspective of men, says the curator of a new exhibition that shows imperial Chinese art and artefacts by and for women
  • From a dazzling golden crown to a silk scroll showing women of the court playing a form of soccer, to a sedan chair used for weddings, there is much to admire

In this section of a 13-metre hand scroll from the Qing dynasty, women are seen playing “madiao”, a Chinese card game. The scroll is on show in “Women and Femininity in Ancient China -Treasures from the Nanjing Museum” at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum in Sha Tin. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
In this section of a 13-metre hand scroll from the Qing dynasty, women are seen playing “madiao”, a Chinese card game. The scroll is on show in “Women and Femininity in Ancient China -Treasures from the Nanjing Museum” at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum in Sha Tin. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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