Welcome. This website stores words and images from Old China, mostly the era between 1840 to 1950 when China and the West were struggling to come to terms with each other. It is the contrasts and cultural clashes between the two worlds that are at the heart of this website, and we hope you enjoy what we have collected. This site will never be finished. We add to it when we have time. If you would like to contribute material, or help in the maintenance of the site, please contact us.