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Enlightening Trivialities-ancient chinese pastimes The Silk Road-Treasures from Xinjiang Impressions Of The East - The Art Of George Chinnery Three Thousand Years Of Chinese Paintings
A Current Exhibition at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum.

Edited by Hong Kong Heritage Museum 

An Exhibition at the Heritage Museum.  21.12.2005 - 19.3.2006

Edited by Hong Kong Heritage Museum

An Exhibition at the Hong Kong Museum of History. 22.6.2005 - 29.8.2005

Edited by Hong Kong Museum of History

This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date single-volume account of Chinese painting from prehistoric times to the present. For some time to come, it will be an indispensable work for students edge of Chinese paintings.
HK D : 130.00 HK D : 180.00 HK D : 180.00 HKD : 399.00

Ming Furniture in the forbidden City Masterpieces of Ancient Chinese and Japanese Calligraphy Collection of Ancient Chinese Painting and Calligraphy from the Palace Museum and the Shanghai Museum Imperial Wardrobe
All artistic creation in China is subject to the unchanging order of the universe, encapsulated by the triad tian-di-ren (heaven-earth-man). Every building is subject to this unchanging law - from the roof ,the ends of which seem tied to heaven by invisible threads. The space or void in between the two is broken by columns, partitions and openwork, forming a place to exchange ideas, to catch one's breath - in short for human activity.
This is the realm of plants, a silent mediator between the ground that is apparently inert and the sky in perpetual movement
Originally lacking a written language, the Japanese first became aware of letters by Chinese characters on objects and currency that were brought from China. With the aid of Chinese who came to Japan, they copied and studied Chinese book, eventually mastering Chinese characters (kanji). The next stage was to absorb kanji not just as a foreign language, but to use them to express the Japanese language, so it became possible to express Japanese in written form....

Today, the Palace Museum boasts a collection of more than 140,000 pieces of Chinese painting and calligraphy, including inscription rubbings, mural paintings, lithographic prints, glass paintings and models of epistolary art. With the Qing royal collection as its core section, it also has pieces from donations by the people from all walks of life, from State allocations or purchase from the market. What does the number of over 140,000 mean? It means tat about one fourth of the Chinese painting and calligraphy collected by world public museums is now in the Palace Museum in Beijing....

The Qing dynasty (1644-1911) was the last imperial house to holds way over China At the height of its prestige and power. the Qing empire stretched from the eastern seaboard to the high Pamir mountains in the west, from the sub-tropical climes of Guangdong province in the south to the Mongolian steppes in the north. This vast empire was ringed by satellite states whose rulers regularly paid tribute to the Qing emperor. However, the Qing were not native Chinese. By descent, the 10 Qing emperors were Manchu, an ethnic minority
group that represented less than 1%...
HK D : 500.00 HK D : 450.00 HK D : 700.00 HKD : 695.00


Possessing the Past - Treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei Splendors of Imperial China Straits Chinese Silver - A Collector's Guide Evolution & revolution: Chinese dress 1700s - 1990s
Among the great art collections of the world, the collection of the National Palace Museum is unique. For despite dynastic changes and military upheavals, it has managed not only o survive, indeed it has flourished for more than one thousand years. There is no other collection in the world, either private or public, that can boast such a long, albeit checkered, history...  The foundations of Chinese civilization reach back five thousand years to the Neolithic and Bronze Ages. These early cultures are represented by their quintessential media: jade and bronze. Objects fashioned of these valuable materials functioned as ornaments or as implements for use in ritual pratice. Most Neolithic jades have been excavated from tomb sites...

The handiwork of Chinese silver-smiths who flourished in the former Straits Settlement colonies of Penang, Province Wellesley, Malacca and Singapore is largely unknown to most people, including students, connoisseurs and collectors of antique decorative arts and crafts found in Malaysia and Singapore. Outside these countries Straits Chinese silverwork has never been heard of...

Through the medium of dress, Evolution & revolution: Chinese dress 1700s - 1990s explores the dramatic cultural, social, economic and political changes which have occurred in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan over three centuries. This history is revealed through the luxurious court robes of the Qing Dynasty(1644 - 1911); the tight-fitting, side-slitted East=West cheung sam; the ubiquitous Mao suit, symbol of Communist ideology' and the bold new directions of contemporary designers.
HK D : 920.00 HK D : 400.00 HK D : 345.00 HK D : 250.00


Title Author Price HK D Version
A Synthesis of Lyrical Excellence and Martial Agility - The Stage Art of Ng Kwan Lai -- 142 Softback
 Impressionism : Treasures from the National Collection of France -- 18 Softback
Huang Yongyu at 80 : An Art Exhibition -- 260 Hardback
Hong Kong International Poster Triennial 2004 -- 250 Softback
InkPlay in Microcosm Inside-Painted Chinese Snuff Bottles K.F.Hui 750 Hardback
Chinese Carving Craig Clunas 470 Hardback
Blue & White Chinese Porcelain John Carswell 600 Hardback
Ceramic Celadon De LongQuan Ma Ji Ayu 300 Paperback
The Great Wall of China Daniel Schwartz 295 Hardback