Each piece of art in this section could be the subject of a China Mirror unit, but we’ve left it to our visitors to use them as topics of discussion in their own ways. Topic headings are provided by China Mirror and do not reflect the current title attributed to the painting (Chinese paintings typically had titles, but often they’ve been lost as they were originally mounted on the outside of the painting).

The artwork presented here is divided into four categories: Family, Love, Politics, and the Human Condition. The artwork may fit under more than one category, so the distribution is to some extent arbitrary. Topic headings are provided by China Mirror for the reader’s convenience and are not part of the original Chinese painting. Unless otherwise noted, all translations are by Martin Powers.

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