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389. Scented Leaves from a Chinese Jar
The Middle Kingdom
By Allen Upward
THE EMPERORS of fourteen dynasties, clad in robes of yellow silk embroidered with the Dragon, wearing gold diadems set with pearls and rubies, and seated on thrones of incomparable ivory, have ruled over the Middle Kingdom for four thousand years.