Lock Challenge
Lock Challenge
Lock Challenge

Landlord Zhang’s “Lock Challenge” to Find a Suitable Son-in-law

Landlord Zhang, a prominent member of the village, created a challenge with a number of hurdles and allowed all to participate in order to find a son-in-law who embodied both wisdom and refinement.

In addition to preventing theft, ancient Chinese locks featured clever design and exquisite carvings which often symbolized the wisdom and refinement of their owners.

Learn about the unique qualities of ancient Chinese locks through games.