1. In the twentieth century, what have many in the Western world derived their chief experience of Chinese culture from?
2. In general, why have Western observers been blind to the higher manifestations of Chinese art?
3. What robbed Europe of her old respect for the Middle Kingdom?
4. Why has Western study of Chinese paintings always lagged?
5. Of all the arts of China, what has exerted the widest influence in the world, and for the longest period?