Changing views of foreigners

Many ethnic groups lived, worked, and traded in China, welcomed in some periods but thought of as “barbarians” in others. During periods of openness, China adopted foreign styles, customs, and ideas. At other times, being foreign was a liability.

  1. 1Detail of The Hawk Hunt

  2. 2, 3Tomb figures

  3. 4Tomb figure

  4. 5, 6Tomb figures

  5. 7, 8Women’s shoes