2017 No.1
Amazing Clay: The Ceramic Collection of the Art Museum (1 April 2016 – 28 May 2017)

The history of Chinese Ceramics is a long one. As an indispensable part of the nation's excellent cultural heritage, ceramics have witnessed the development of China's science, technology and culture and its cultural-economic exchanges with other civilisations.

The exhibition features a fine selection of ceramics dating from the Neolithic to the late Qing period from the Art Museum's collection. Thanks to the support of generous donors over the years, the Art Museum has been able to acquire a comprehensive collection of ceramics, and over 200 pieces will be on display in phases at the exhibition. It is our hope that the exhibition will facilitate further teaching and research through actual objects and provide our visitors with a better understanding of the development of Chinese culture through ceramics.

Highlighted exhibits are listed as follows. 

Large vase with painted wave design
Majiayao Phase, Majiayao Culture,
Acquisition of Development Fund
Beaker in greyish green glaze
Zhou dynasty
Acquisition of Art Museum Acquisition Fund

Painted pottery tripod with cover
Western Han dynasty
Gift of Mr. Kai-yuen Ng
Bluish-white (qingbai ) glazed bowl and stand
Jingdezhen ware, Jiangxi province
Song dynasty
Gift of The Kwan Family
Large plate with design of lotus pond in underglaze blue
Jingdezhen ware, Jiangxi province
Late Yuan dynasty
Gift of Friends of the Art Museum
Large vase with ten thousand "shou" characters
52nd year of the Kangxi reign (1713), Qing dynasty
Gift of Sir Quo-wei Lee

Exhibition Period: 1 April 2016 – 28 May 2017
Venue: Gallery II, Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, CUHK
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Interview with Professor John Lagerwey: "My Teaching and Research in Chinese Studies at CUHK"
Event: 2017 ICS Luncheon I: "Life Cultivation with the Notion of Harmony between Nature and Human"
Event: ICS 50th Anniversary Celebration Activities Highlights
Event: CUHK–Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Asia-Pacific Centre for Chinese Studies (APC) Public Lecture by APC Visiting Scholar 2017: "Mutual Rescue? Republican China's Visual Fascination and Ethnic Images of the Northwest in the 1930s"
Event: 'Writing Chinese Translation History', Seventh Young Researchers' Conference On Chinese Translation Studies, Research Centre for Translation
Event: Opening Ceremony and Public Lectures of "Her Distinguished Brushwork: An Exhibition Featuring Paintings by the Seventeenth Century Artist Li Yin", Art Museum
Event: Documentary Film Series co-organised by the Research Centre for Contemporary Chinese Culture and the Universities Service Centre for China Studies
Event: Linguistics Seminars Organised by the T. T. Ng Chinese Language Research Centre of the Institute of Chinese Studies
New publications
Amazing Clay: The Ceramic Collection of the Art Museum (1 April 2016 – 28 May 2017)
Young Scholars' Forum in Chinese Studies 2017, jointly organised by CUHK–Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Asia-Pacific Centre for Chinese Studies and ICS (25–27 May)
Maritime Silk Road Suite, jointly organised by the T. T. Ng Chinese Language Research Centre, the Institute of Chinese Studies and the Department of Chinese Language and Literature (27 March–30 April)
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