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Quick News 7th Of Sep 2018

Giuseppe Castiglione: role model for modern diplomacy

Giuseppe Castiglione: role model for modern diplomacy

Today, hardly anyone in the West knows of the name Giuseppe Castiglione. Even fewer know the name Lang Shining. Yet, if you were to ask a Chinese citizen with even an elementary knowledge of painting, the very opposite would be true, as both these names invoke the greatest affinity and respect.

Source: www.ecns.cn/news/culture/2018-09-06/detail-ifyxtvir0544369.shtml

157 cultural relics seized in border check handed over to Guangdong authorities.

157 cultural relics seized in border check handed over to Guangdong authorities

Customs officials show relics found in border checks at a handover ceremony in Guangdong Province, Sept. 6, 2018. Gongbei Customs handed over 157 cultural relics, including currency from the Warring States (475-221 B.C.) and Han Dynasty (206 BC ? 220 AD) periods, to Guangdong Provincial Cultural Relics Bureau. The relics were all Class I items under state protection and forbidden to be taken abroad. Among the findings was a well-preserved account book of the Qing Dynasty (1368-1644), thought to be of great historical value. (Photo: China News Service/Yu Bo)

Source: www.ecns.cn/hd/2018-09-07/detail-ifyxtvir0546071.shtml

National Art Museum of China hosts woodblock print exhibition.

BEIJING, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) — An exhibition featuring Chinese woodblock printing has opened to the public at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing.

Source: www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/06/c_137449663.htm

Tariff on Chinese art stymies sellers, museums.

Tariff on Chinese art stymies sellers, museums – USA – Chinadaily.com.cn

From the famous auction houses of New York to a small art supply shop in Arizona, tariffs proposed by the United States on art-related items from China have elicited a quizzical reaction.

Source: usa.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201809/06/WS5b90887da31033b4f4654868.html

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Quick News 30th Of Aug 2018

How a Chinese Manuscript Written 2,300 Years Ago Ended Up in Washington

How a Chinese Manuscript Written 2,300 Years Ago Ended Up in Washington

The dramatic tale of an ancient document’s odyssey is renewing pressure for its return to China.

Source: www.nytimes.com/2018/06/08/world/asia/ancient-chinese-manuscript-sackler.html

Why leaders in China and beyond need critics

Why leaders in China and beyond need critics

In ancient China, remonstrance officials were employed to keep the emperor in check, and while many were silenced, it was when their advice was heeded that the empire flourished

Source: www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/short-reads/article/2161797/chinese-emperors-needed-critics-just-world

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Quick News 12th Of Aug 2018

US tariffs on Chinese art could backfire – Global Times

US tariffs on Chinese art could backfire – Global Times

Visitors look at an old sculpture at the National Museum of China in Beijing on Saturday.

Source: www.globaltimes.cn/content/1115012.shtml

Feature: Cuban hurricane survivor finds happy ending in Chinese porcelain – Xinhua | English.news.cn

Feature: Cuban hurricane survivor finds happy ending in Chinese porcelain – Xinhua | English.news.cn

HAVANA, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) — Cuban curator and art collector Yosvanis Fornaris owes his expertise in Chinese porcelain to something unusual — a tropical cyclone that devastated Cuba in 2008.

Source: www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-08/11/c_137383426.htm

One man€™s quest to preserve China€™s ancient wooden Hui buildings

One man’s quest to preserve China’s ancient wooden Hui buildings

Antique furniture collector scours ancient Huizhou for the finest examples of Hui architecture, taking the structures apart and transporting them to Beijing for safekeeping

Source: www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/2158896/ancient-chinas-architecture-wooden-homes-given

Rare 16th century Buddha statue was used as doorstop

Rare 16th century Buddha statue was used as doorstop

The statue is part of a collection which could make tens of thousands of pounds at auction

Source: www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/dudley/stourbridge/2018/08/11/rare-16th-century-buddha-statue-was-used-as-doorstop/

The art of clay teapots – SHINE

The art of clay teapots – SHINE

Tea wares need to be practical, but it can also delight the eyes.

Source: www.shine.cn/feature/art-culture/1808110264/

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Quick News 9th Of Aug 2018

Buddha statue painted in ‘ridiculous’ colours in botched repair works

Buddha statue painted in ‘ridiculous’ colours in botched repair works

The relic is inside a grotto in south-west China’s Anyue county, and dates back to the Song dynasty (960-1279). Local officials issued an apology after photos of the flubbed restoration went viral.

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/china/article-6039205/Outcry-1-000-year-old-Buddha-statue-given-ridiculous-colour-pattern-botched-repair-works.html

Warring States Dou Atop Bixie Captures Tone of September 8 Sale At Gianguan Auctions

Warring States Dou Atop Bixie Captures Tone of September 8 Sale At Gianguan Auctions

Warring States Dou Atop Bixie Captures Tone of September 8 Sale At Gianguan Auctions NEW YORK , New York — 08 August 2018 Warring States bronze, silver & gold Dou on Bixie. Gianguan Auctions.September 8, 2018 sale. “Visit” by Huang Gongwang, Yuan Dynasty. Gianguan Auctio…

Source: www.artfixdaily.com/artwire/release/7825-warring-states-dou-atop-bixie-captures-tone-of-september-8-sale-a

In the Forbidden City, being the emperor didn’t equate to a life of limitless power or pleasure

In the Forbidden City, being the emperor didn’t equate to a life of limitless power or pleasure

For the emperor, life in the Forbidden City was not as opulent as one might imagine

Source: multimedia.scmp.com/culture/article/2158740/forbidden-city/life/chapter_03.html

Dealers fight back as Chinese art under attack in Trump’s trade war

Dealers fight back as Chinese art under attack in Trump’s trade war

Threat of 25 per cent tariffs on Chinese paintings, sculptures, collect­ibles and antiques to be discussed at public hearing in United States

Source: www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/arts-music/article/2158752/art-dealers-fight-back-us-china-trade-war-poised