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 […]Read more "“China The Cake of Kings And Emperors ” Political Cartoon (1898)"
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 […]Read more "Sirimavo Bandaranaike Stamp (1976)"
Soong Mei-ling was responsible for efforts in cementing the US-China relationship during World War II. She gave speeches and lobbied the US for support in the war against the Japanese Empire. The poster above is advertising her speech to Wellesley College in 1943. China was an important ally to the US during World War II. […]Read more "Soong Mei-Ling Wellesley College Speech Poster (1943)"
Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said was the leader of Oman from 1970 until his death in 2020. This will be a major political and cultural change for a country that has known only one sultan for decades. He was a reformer compared to his father whom he deposed. This stamp from 1993 celebrates National […]Read more "Year of The Youth Stamp Featuring Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said (1993)"
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 […]Read more "Nursultan Nazarbayev Attends The Signing of The Alma-Ata Protocol (1991)"
Golda Meir when she was foreign minister of Israel made a visit to the United States. President John F. Kennedy took a different approach to Israel than previous administrations. Arms embargoes were to be lifted and a new military alliance was to be formed. This would have large consequences in both the later half of […]Read more "John F. Kennedy Meets With Golda Meir(1962)"
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 […]Read more "Shukongojin Sculpture ( 733)"