Quick News 15th Of Aug 2018

Dr Lewis Wang
Dr Wang

Pair to the Bainbridge vase emerges at Sothebys

Pair to the Bainbridge vase emerges at Sothebys

The pair to the famous ‘Bainbridge vase’ – knocked down at £43m in 2010 but later sold for half of that sum – is to come to market. Sotheby’s will sell the near identical vase, that has a century-long provenance, in Hong Kong in the autumn.

Source: www.antiquestradegazette.com/news/2018/pair-to-the-bainbridge-vase-emerges-at-sothebys/

Back-stabbing concubines draw record-breaking 530 million viewers

Back-stabbing concubines draw record-breaking 530 million viewers

The online soap opera attracted more than half a billion views on August 12, setting a viewership record in China

Source: www.scmp.com/tech/article/2159591/how-back-stabbing-imperial-concubines-helped-chnas-iqiyi-set-viewership-record

China to fully restore puppet emperor’s palace by 2022 – Xinhua

China to fully restore puppet emperor’s palace by 2022 – Xinhua | English.news.cn

CHANGCHUN, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) — The “imperial palace” of Aisin-Gioro Puyi, the Japanese-backed puppet emperor of “Manchukuo” during their invasion in China, is expected to be restored to its original state by the end of 2022.

Source: www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-08/14/c_137389529.htm

Two Ding, A Pair of Dou, And A Qing Zun: Some Favorite Chinese Ritual Items At Auction

Two Ding, A Pair of Dou, And A Qing Zun: Some Favorite Chinese Ritual Items At Auction

Collectors of Chinese antiquities and art can count on Gianguan Auctions for pockets of very specialized collections–such as Warring States ritual bronzes and their later progeny. Several highlight Gianguan’s annual fall sale on September 8th.  To be prized for design and craftsmanship is a p…

Source: www.artfixdaily.com/artwire/release/9430-two-ding-a-pair-of-dou-and-a-qing-zun-some-favorite-chinese-ritua

Never-seen-before objects shed light on China’s maritime silk routes

Never-seen-before objects shed light on China’s maritime silk routes

Collection at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum includes a gold hat decorated with gems that was discovered in a Ming dynasty prince’s tomb and items from the shipwreck Nanhai No. 1

Source: www.scmp.com/culture/arts-entertainment/article/2159678/south-china-maritime-silk-road-routes-explored-hong-kong

How did the ancient Chinese stay cool in summer?

How did the ancient Chinese stay cool in summer?

As the crazy summer heat continues, it’s difficult to imagine our lives without air conditioners. But don’t forget that air conditioners weren’t widely used in China until the late ’90s. So, without the luxury of modern technology, how did the ancient Chinese cool themselves in the summer heat?

Source: news.cgtn.com/news/3d3d414d3167444e79457a6333566d54/share_p.html

Quick News 14th Of Aug 2018

How Sotheby’s new Asia chief is getting Chinese buyers to expand their collections

How Sotheby’s new Asia chief is getting Chinese buyers to expand their collections

Chinese collectors have branched out from decorative pieces to areas like contemporary Asian and even Old Masters

Source: www.scmp.com/business/money/wealth/article/2145688/grandpa-brought-chinese-antiques-abroad-now-sothebys-new-asia

Police in China arrest man suspected of robbing ancient tomb

Police in China arrest man suspected of robbing ancient tomb

Tuyuhun Kingdom was established by nomadic people during the early Tang dynasty and is best known for extensive military expeditions

Source: www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2152001/police-arrest-suspected-member-gang-which-raided-ancient-and

A New ‘Trade-War Tax’ on Chinese Art Has US Dealers Up in Arms

A New ‘Trade-War Tax’ on Chinese Art Has US Dealers Up in Arms | artnet News

Dealers and art experts are alarmed by a proposed Trump Administration tariff that would hit Chinese art and antiques entering the US.

Source: news.artnet.com/art-world/art-world-proposed-china-tariffs-1331231

Priceless collection of ancient Chinese art donated to city museum

Priceless collection of ancient Chinese art donated to city museum

Works from Song, Ming and Qing dynasties among 355 pieces that will feature in dedicated Chih Lo Lou Gallery

Source: www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/community/article/2156061/priceless-collection-chinese-paintings-and-calligraphy

Quick News 13th Of Aug 2018

Dr Lewis Wang
Dr Wang

After Viewing This Priceless Artwork, You Can Eat It Too

After Viewing This Priceless Artwork, You Can Eat It Too

Enjoy an edible version of the world’s most famous cabbage.

Source: www.atlasobscura.com/foods/jade-cabbage

Ancient Octagon-Shaped Tomb Reveals Morbid Tales from Mongol-Ruled China

Ancient Octagon-Shaped Tomb Reveals Morbid Tales from Mongol-Ruled China

In one such tale, depicted in a tomb mural, parents try to bury their son alive.

Source: www.livescience.com/63301-ancient-morbid-mural-tomb-china.html