East Asia

China: the home of silk, is located on the eastern end of Eurasia. The country has gone through many ups and downs from the Neolithic Age to the modern times and has maintained a cultural power that boasts a long history of human civilization. It has had enormous impact on the Korean Peninsula, Japan, and Southeast Asian countries. Chinese art and architecture, which have unique cultural characteristics, have integrated Western and nomadic cultures and formed a civilization that has continued for thousands of years. The museum’s art collection includes prehistoric earthenware, figures of men or women buried with the dead, glass-inlaid jade named dragonfly jade, and dyed fabrics with significant influence from the West.