“China The Cake of Kings And Emperors ” Political Cartoon (1898)

This was a political cartoon produced in France discussing European colonial ambition in China. The  racist representation of a Chinese Qing official was a common depiction at the time in European newspapers and visual media. The European leaders depicted are ignoring him as they slowly divide up China. The leaders shown are Queen Victoria, Kaiser […]

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Sirimavo Bandaranaike Stamp (1976)

Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike was the first woman to be elected head of government in the world. She was first elected Prime Minister of Sri Lanka in 1960. The stamp of her commemorates the fifth Non-Alignment Movement summit conference in 1976. Sirimavo was chosen as the chairwoman of the Non-Alignment Movement that same year.  Her […]

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Nursultan Nazarbayev Attends The Signing of The Alma-Ata Protocol (1991)

Nursultan Nazarbayev announced in 2019 he was resigning. This ended an era in Kazakhstan, however his political influence is not gone even if he is no longer president. President Nazarbayev become one of the most powerful authoritarian post-cold war leaders in Central Asia. The Alma-Ata Protocol was the foundation for the Commonwealth of Independent States […]

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Shukongojin Sculpture ( 733)

The shukongojin is a Buddhist spirit that allows that acts a guardian. Looking at the intense expression on the face of the sculpture, the spirit seems to be formidable. This guardian spirit looks horrifying and vexed. The eyes glare intensely with the mouth wide open ready for an attack.   What the spirit is holding could […]

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