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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. 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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