|Arts and Crafts|
China has a long history of arts and crafts. 6,000 years ago, painted pottery appeared in China. Bronze wares, jade carvings and lacquer wares of the Shang and Zhou dynasties, silk fabrics of the Han and Tang dynasties, embroidery of the Song Dynasty and porcelain and cloisonn¨¦ enamels of the Ming and Qing dynasties are all treasures of ancient Chinese arts and crafts.
Besides, China's basketry, umbrellas, fans, bonsai, silk flowers, kites and toys are also well known with their strong artistry and national flavor. They reflect the wisdom and perfect craftsmanship of Chinese people.