Month: August 2017

23. Li Zijian and Chinese charms

In his oil paintings of young children, Chinese artist Li Zijian 李自健 often shows them wearing a silver lock (baijiasuo 百家锁) around the neck. The locks are for protection, to lock the child into life. For examples of real silver locks, see Pinterest or Primaltrek. (more…)


22. Collector: Justus Doolittle (1824-1880)

Rev. Justus Doolittle (1824-1880), American Board missionary in China, is well-known for his publications, including (more…)