The special exhibition “China – The Hidden Century” is now on display at the British Museum, the first such large-scale exhibition on 19th-century China. The exhibition was co-operated by the British Museum, University of London and more than 100 scholars. It took 4 years to research and plan. It focused on the five themes of court, military, art, daily life and global communication, presenting the different aspects of the Qing Empire from 1796 to 1912. The life style of the class. The exhibition will remain on view at the British Museum until 8 October.