Terracotta Warriors: The Protectors

How to Preserve Territory Do not alienate relatives. Do not neglect the masses. Treat associates well. Keep the four quarters under control. Do not lend national authority to another. Do not take from the have-nots to give more to the haves. Do not neglect fundamentals to deal with trivia. The Book of Six Strategies MapContinue reading “Terracotta Warriors: The Protectors”

Terracotta Warriors: The General

When there is disharmony in the nation, it cannot launch an army. When there is disharmony in an army, it cannot set forth a battlefront. When there is disharmony in a battlefront, it cannot proceed into combat. When there is disharmony in combat, victory cannot be assured. Wu Qi’s Art of War China’s history isContinue reading “Terracotta Warriors: The General”

Terracotta Warriors: The Spirit of the Warrior

The Spirit of the Warrior guards the pathway to the food court at Oakridge Shopping Center. The contrast of a brilliant orange and turquoise over black was striking. It took some time to find The Spirit of the Warrior because I was looking outside, rather than inside, the complex. Qin Shi Huangdi’s terracotta soldiers possessedContinue reading “Terracotta Warriors: The Spirit of the Warrior”

Terracotta Warriors: The Last Empress

The Last Empress came to power in 1861, during a period marked by chaos and conflict. The Opium Wars (1840-1842) had taken place a mere 20 years before, followed by the 1850 Taiping revolt that spread to Yangzi and Nanjing. In 1860, an Anglo-French force attacked Beijing and looted the summer palace. At the sameContinue reading “Terracotta Warriors: The Last Empress”

Terracotta Warriors: Absolute Monarch aka Marketing Genius

The city was hidden in darkness until 1974 when  farmers decided to dig a well on their communal farm in Yang village. Qin Shi Huangdi, the first Emperor of China, had an estate plan long before he took the seat of absolute power.   Confidence was his forte, amongst all of his other talents. The burial-placeContinue reading “Terracotta Warriors: Absolute Monarch aka Marketing Genius”

Chasing Terracotta Warriors

The British Columbia Lions Society for Children with Disabilities/Easter Seals is in the art news again! This time they are undertaking the Terracotta Warriors Art Project. For me – it’s a perfect opportunity to chase art. The British Columbia Lions Society connects the enjoyment of art with the satisfaction of giving to a worthy cause.Continue reading “Chasing Terracotta Warriors”