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Ming Dynasty

This Tiny But Significant Cup Just Sold For A Whopping $36 Million

AP | KELVIN CHAN | Posted 06.08.2014 | Arts

HONG KONG (AP) — A Shanghai collector paid a record $36 million Tuesday for a rare Ming Dynasty cup that's touted as the "holy grail" of China's art...

Doorstop Sells For $1.3 Million

AP | Posted 09.14.2012 | Money

NEW YORK — A rare Ming Dynasty vase that had been used as a doorstop in a New York home has sold for $1.3 million at auction. The blue and white ...

The Search For Legendary Chinese Explorer Zheng He's Ship

GlobalPost | Erin Conway-Smith | Posted 08.08.2011 | World

LAMU, Kenya -- Did the Chinese come to East Africa before the Europeans? China says yes, as do a growing number of Western historians. To prove the...