Quick News 18th Of Sep 2018

Who was Empress Dowager Cixi – one of the most powerful women in China’s history?

Who was Empress Dowager Cixi – one of the most powerful women in China’s history?

The Qing dynasty was the last imperial dynasty to rule China, collapsing in 1912 amid rising social and political instability. Ruling for almost three hundred years, the Qing dynasty was one of the largest empires in the world, trebling the amount of land under China’s control. After its fall, modern-day China was established by Sun […]

Source: royalcentral.co.uk/blogs/who-was-empress-dowager-cixi-one-of-the-most-powerful-women-in-chinas-history-108193

Cultural exchanges: Dutch East India Company Kangxi vases from US collection underline TEFAF appeal

A pair of Kangxi double gourd porcelain vases available at TEFAF New York Fall typify not only the quality on offer at the event but are also testament to its cross-cultural nature.

Source: www.antiquestradegazette.com/print-edition/2018/september/2359/north-america/cultural-exchanges-dutch-east-india-company-kangxi-vases-from-us-collection-underline-tefaf-appeal/

Deep bidding from Greater China at Christie’s Asian Art Week

Deep bidding from Greater China at Christie’s Asian Art Week

Greater China, which is used to refer to mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, emerged as the leading market for artworks at Christies Asian Art Week sales that realised $34,720,750 (Rs 2.5 billion) with bidders from 37 countries.

Source: www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/deep-bidding-from-greater-china-at-christie-s-asian-art-week-118091700648_1.html

Sotheby’s withdraws $3 mln sculpture likely from China

Sotheby’s withdraws $3 mln sculpture likely from China

An ancient bust of Buddha worth millions of dollars was mysteriously removed from a Sotheby’s New York auction on Wednesday after it was discovered to be similar to a bust stolen from the Longmen Grottoes in Central China’s Henan Province about 100 years ago.

Source: www.ecns.cn/news/culture/2018-09-17/detail-ifyxxzwt9221288.shtml

The Politics of Reconstructing Ancient Grotto Murals From Xinjiang In China Today

The Politics of Reconstructing Ancient Grotto Murals From Xinjiang In China Today

Why did Beijing’s M WOODS museum recently mount two simultaneous exhibitions focusing on the ancient Buddhist site of Kizil, Xinjiang Province?

Source: frieze.com/article/politics-reconstructing-ancient-grotto-murals-xinjiang-china-today

Chinese ceramics on display at UIUC art museum

Chinese ceramics on display at UIUC art museum – Xinhua | English.news.cn

CHICAGO, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) — An exhibition, “Blue and White Ceramics: An Enduring Global Obsession,” is going on at the Krannert Art Museum located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in Champaign, Illinois.

Source: www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/18/c_137474620.htm

Crazy rich Chinese demand for rosewood propels drive toward extinction

Crazy rich Chinese demand for rosewood propels drive toward extinction

Stronger international regulations are doing little to stop traffickers from illegal trade of the tropical hardwood

Source: www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2164603/chinese-consumers-crazy-rich-demand-rosewood-propels-drive-toward