Rich and 'Emperor P'ing' Emperor P'ing (and Rich)
Artist: Mary Fran Miklitsch
(photo by Nicki)

This regal panda's name, P'ing, is the Mandarin character for peace, and it holds three gifts to the world from China -- the compass, paper (in the form of scrolls), and gunpowder (in the form of fireworks). The imperial gown shows the Temple of Prayer for a Good Harvest, one of the most admired works of architecture in east Asia.

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