还是hái shì or 还要青菜吗hái yào qīng càimǎ Are there any more vegetables? 还要两碗米饭hái yào liǎng wān mǐ fàn Also want two bowls of rice
Blue and white China
When most people think of porcelain from China they think of the 'blue and white' ceramics that were exported to Europe in vast quantities. The technique of putting a glaze containing cobalt oxide was devised as early as the 14th century. The cobalt came from Iran, one of the precious materials transported on the Silk Road. The export trade was only possible after mass production techniques were implemented at places like Zingdezhen, Jiangxi in the 17th century. Read More
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