To begin both the sharing of images and discussion, I am posting images which bring to my mind the idea of an Old China with deep cultural and historical roots. I find this to be a slower, more moderate FACE of China; the image speaks to a long conversation between two strangers:
Contrasting this image with another, New FACE of China:
"Lights of the city", Shanghai 2007, IWR
Perhaps we are not seeing competing images of China but the different FACES of China remain significant...