Tongguang period means the reign of Tong Zhi and Guang Xu(in the
late Qing Dynasty).At that time, economy had been restored and
developed. Westernization movement carried on and brought vigour
and steady to feudal society. In the cultural field, there were
many achievements too. Many works of art remained. A new school of
painting called “Shanghai” appeared and “Tong Guang” became a
particular type of poetry. It even affected the cluture of the
republic of china. Porcelain in this period was ordinary but
delicate. Overall, arts circle at that time appeared to be more
secularized. Flowers, birds, character stories and mascots became
the major theme of creation.
Now the relics we show differed into porcelain, painting and
calligraphy, clothing and accessories. We hope you can know the
culture of Tongguang Period better through our exhibition.