• Emperors’ Treasures at Asian Art Museum

    Emperors’ Treasures at Asian Art Museum

    The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco is hosting a special exhibition of “Emperors’ Treasures”, which include more than 150 Chinese artworks from the National Palace Museum in Taipei. Rarely seen outside the court at the time of their creation, these artworks inherited an aura of mystery that has fueled an enduring fascination. Characterized by […]

  • Painting with Words: Gentleman Artists of the Ming Dynasty

    Painting with Words: Gentleman Artists of the Ming Dynasty

    Poetry, painting, and calligraphy: Known as the “Three Perfections,” these genres were regarded as the ultimate expressions of Chinese literati culture during the Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Members of the Wu School, centered on the affluent city of Suzhou and nearby towns, earned admiration for their interpretations of these art forms. Painting with Words celebrates Wu […]

  • 11th Century Chinese Calligraphy Letter Sold for 207 Million Yuan

    11th Century Chinese Calligraphy Letter Sold for 207 Million Yuan

    A 124-character letter written by a renowned Chinese scholar during the Song dynasty nearly 1,000 years ago fetched a price of 207 million yuan ($32m) at an auction in Beijing on May 15, 2016. It is not the first time that this letter has appeared in auctions – seven years ago it was sold for 108.6 million […]

  • Splendid Finds from the Haihunhou Cemetery

    Splendid Finds from the Haihunhou Cemetery

    The Capital Museum of China in Beijing is currently hosting a special exhibition of the excavations from the Haihunhou Cemetery, the best-preserved royal tombs of the Western Han dynasty ever discovered in China. The cemetery is located in Nanchang in southeastern China’s Jiangxi province.Jade seals found in the main tomb suggest that the owner is […]

  • Wu Guanzhong Set New Auction Record for Chinese Oil Painting

    Wu Guanzhong Set New Auction Record for Chinese Oil Painting

    An oil painting by Wu Guanzhong (1919–2010) was sold last night (Apr 4, 2016) by Poly Auction Hong Kong for 236 million HKD (about 30 million USD), setting the new auction record for Chinese oil painting.The painting, titled The Zhou Village, depicts the water town scenery of the popular tourist site in east China’s Suzhou city. Measuring […]

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