The Dongguan Mosque(西宁东关清真大寺) is a famous mosque. It is located in eastern Xiling City, and is the largest mosque in Qinghai province and one of the four greatest mosques in Northwest China. First built in 1379 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the mosque enjoys a long history of more than 600 years and still remains the most well preserved ancient building. 

 Architecture of the mosque combines traditional Chinese style with the local features, with grand appearance and delicate, dazzlingly inside ornaments. Now this mosque serves as an educational center and institution of higher learning for Islamism, and also is the leading mosque in Qinghai.


Performers dance during the traditional “Anzhaonadun” festival, at Minhe Hui and Tu autonomous county in Haidong city, Northwest China’s Qinghai province, Aug 25, 2015. 

The traditional “Anzhaonadun”, which means “hearty entertainment” in Tu language, is an annual carnival observed by the Tu people to honor the year’s crop production. This 63-day-long festival, dubbed as the “World’s Longest Carnival”, kicked off here Tuesday.

Jarre à décor anthropomorphe : personnage stylisé pratiquant des exercices corporels

fin 3e millénaire avant J.-C.

Phase de Machang (vers 2500-1800 av J.-C.)


La culture de Majiayao (马家窑文化, vers 3800 à 1900 avant J.-C.) est une culture néolithique connue dans le Nord-Ouest de la Chine (Est du Gansu et du Qinghai). Elle a longtemps été considérée comme la phase Majiayao de la culture Yangshao ; on la connaissait également sous le nom de culture Gansu.
Elle s'étendit vers l'Ouest pendant 1 800 ans, en une succession chronologique de phases appelées Shilingxia, Majiayao, Banshan et Machang. Elle s'étendit dans les provinces du Gansu, du Qinghai et du Ningxia, le long du bassin supérieur du Fleuve jaune.

© RMN-Grand Palais (musée Guimet, Paris) / Thierry Ollivier

Section Chine du musée Guimet