A Pai-lou, or triumphal arch

A Pai-lou, or triumphal arch

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Caption: A Pai-lou, or triumphal arch, These monuments were erected to celebrate the 'meritous actions of good men to posterity'. This arch is described as being near the city of Ning-Po, Nov. 17, 1793, and erected in the honour of 'Tchoung-ga-chung, the most high and learned Doctor of the Empire, and one of the Mandarins of the tribunal of arms'. Image taken from The Costume of China. Illustrated in forty-eight coloured engravings. Originally published in William Miller: London, 1805.

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Keywords: arch, cities, city, english, historical, history, settlement, settlements, single built work, the costume of china illustrated in forty-eight c

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