Photographer's Note

A statue of QinShiHuangDi, in the forecourt of the Xian Terracotta Warriors carpark. He is the emperor responsible for construction of the terracotta warrior army.

From Wikipedia:

"First Qin Emperor (Chinese: 秦始皇陵; pinyin: Qín Shǐhuáng líng).

The unification of China in 221 BC under the First Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi (or Shih Hwang-Tih) marked the beginning of Imperial China, a period which lasted until the fall of the Qing Dynasty in 1912. The Qin Dynasty left a legacy of a centralized and bureaucratic state that would be carried onto successive dynasties. At the height of its power, the Qin Dynasty had a population of about 40 million people."

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