Art Museum Precious Ancient Rubbings Selected for the National Catalogue of Precious Ancient Books
The Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China announced the fifth collection of the National Catalogue of Precious Ancient Books on 24 May 2016 in Beijing. Eight ancient rubbings from the collection of the Art Museum of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) were on the list, all donated by Bei Shan Tang.
This catalogue was proposed by the Ministry of Culture and approved by the State Council of the People's Republic of China. It imposes strict selection criteria. The listed materials are of historical, ideological and cultural significance or are rare books written in the languages of ethnic minorities. They should have been written or printed before 1912 and compiled or bound in the traditional manner. The first collection was announced in 2008. The current collection marks the first time that items from a Hong Kong institution have been included.
Begun four decades ago, the collection of the CUHK Art Museum now includes more than 15,000 works of art. World-renowned rubbings from the Museum's collection have been exhibited in Beijing and Japan. The eight selected ancient rubbings for the National Catalogue of Precious Ancient Books include:
1. The Stele of Hushan Temple
2. The Stele for Xia Cheng
3. Inscription on the Sweet Spring in the Jiucheng Palace
4. Stele for Li Sixun
5. Model Calligraphies from the Chunhua Era (Chunhua ge tie)
6. Lanting Preface, Imperial Court version with the ling character topped by a shan radical (Yufu lingzicongshn ben) (No.2)
7. Lanting Preface, Qiantang Xu's version (No. 15)
8. Lanting Preface, unknown origin version (No. 63)
To complement the announcement of the fifth collection of the National Catalogue of Precious Ancient Books, the Ministry of Culture and the State Administration of Cultural Heritage will host a special exhibition from June to August at the National Museum of Classic Books in Beijing. Of the eight pieces, Model Calligraphies from the Chunhua Era (Chunhua ge tie) and the Lanting Preface, Imperial Court version with the ling character topped by a shan radical (Yufu lingzicongshn ben) (No. 2) will be exhibited.
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| ||Name||Institution||Period of Stay|
|1||陳俊華||中央財經大學城市與房地產管理系||From 6-Apr-2016 to 16-Apr-2016|
|2||王君超||中央黨校||From 11-Apr-2016 to 11-May-2016|
|3||王雲龍||中國獨立紀錄片導演||From 13-Apr-2016 to 20-Apr-2016|
|4||公 婷||City University of Hong Kong||From 18-Apr-2016 to 20-Apr-2016|
|5||裴敏欣||Claremont McKenna College||From 18-Apr-2016 to 20-Apr-2016|
|6||由 冀||University of Macau||From 18-Apr-2016 to 20-Apr-2016|
|7||李成言||北京大學政府管理學院||From 18-Apr-2016 to 21-Apr-2016|
|8||黃一玲||西南政法大學馬克思主義學院||From 28-Apr-2016 to 29-Apr-2016|
|9||胡發雲||職業作家||From 17-May-2016 to 17-May-2016|
|10||劉曉原||University of Virginia||From 4-Jun-2016 to 8-Jun-2016|
|11||鄭維偉||上海社會科學院||From 15-Jun-2016 to 15-Jul-2016|