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Bei Shan Tang Chinese Calligraphy Exhibition

Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra in Regular Script
Emperor Ningzong (r. 1194-1224) of the Song Birthday Poem for Empress Yang in Regular Script
Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung (right), Vice-Chancellor, CUHK and Prof. Jenny So (right), Director of Art Museum appreciate the exhibits

The Art Museum of CUHK has launched an exhibition on 100 pieces of calligraphic works from the Tang to the Qing Dynasty contributed by Bei Shan Tang. The exhibition, named 'The Bei Shan Tang Legacy: Chinese Calligraphy', is open to the public till November, showing visitors the aesthetics and culture of Chinese calligraphy. Bei Shan Tang is the name of a private studio of the late Dr. Lee Jung Sen, which houses an extensive collection of Chinese art pieces and antiquities. It is especially renowned for its outstanding collection of Chinese calligraphy and paintings, most of which have been contributed to the Art Museum at CUHK.

The exhibition features in two phases 100 pieces of calligraphic works from the Tang to the Qing Dynasty, including Buddhist sutras, poems, letters, couplets, essays manuscripts and so on. Among the highlights are the precious handwritings of the Chinese emperor, exquisite works of esteemed calligraphers such as Ni Zan, Zhu Yunming, Wen Zhengming and Dong Qichang, along with calligraphic works from Guangdong artists. The exhibits of diversified categories and styles will show visitors a thorough picture of Chinese calligraphy from aesthetic and cultural aspects.

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