This is a fascinating essay about a famous Chinese picture known as Big Eyes [Via Simon World]. The followups are fascinating: a bit uncontextualized, but historians can fill in some of the gaps. Towards the end are a few then/now pairings that are quite intriguing. Could be really neat classroom dicussion generators.
This may be the most famous picture in China, but at this point I’d have to say that the most famous pictures about China are either Chairman Mao or the protestor before the tanks.