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Exhibition - Paper and Ink: Ming and Qing Dynasty Manuscripts from the Jiayetang Collection
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Event Type: Exhibition
Event Nature: Culture and Arts

Event Details

The Main Library will present Paper and Ink: Ming and Qing Dynasty Manuscripts from the Jiayetang Collection, Fung Ping Shan Library, The University of Hong Kong exhibition at the 2nd Floor Atrium/Exhibition Area of the Main Library from 4 – 21 December 2017.

Two thousand and seventeen sees the eighty-fifth anniversary of the University of Hong Kong’s Fung Ping Shan Library. Celebrated by sinologists, historians, librarians and those with even a passing interest in Chinese libraries as one of the world’s great East Asian Libraries, the University of Hong Kong takes great pride in its achievements, its history and its enormous contributions to East Asian scholarship and beyond.

To mark its history and achievements, the exhibition Paper and Ink: Ming and Qing Dynasty Manuscripts from the Jiayetang Collection, Fung Ping Shan Library, The University of Hong Kong and an accompanying booklet are presented as an illustration of the depth and beauty of the collection as well as a celebratory reflection on the Library’s future.

The twelve manuscripts on display have been selectively chosen to highlight the often hidden beauty that lies in such texts with their calligraphy and illustrations worked by hand with brush and ink. One can only be left in awe upon gazing at the manuscript of the Confucian classic Congshan Du Zhouyi (A Treatise on the Book of Changes), by Fang Shisun (Song) or Shuofu (A Collection of Random Sketches), by Tao Zongyi (Yuan), said to be a “world treasure” and made before the book itself was printed. The accompanying panels to these and the other manuscripts will assist your appreciation of what is to be found in this exhibition.

As we speed through this digital age, this exhibition provides us with an opportunity to pause and reflect, to marvel at what has preceded us and to ponder the bright future that lies ahead for the Fung Ping Shan Library as it hastens towards its centenary.

Details of the Exhibition
Date: 4 – 21 December 2017
Venue: Atrium/Exhibition Area, 2/F Main Library, The University of Hong Kong
Time: During Main Library Opening Hours
Closed on Public Holidays

For enquiries, please contact Marina Yeung (Tel: 2859 8903 / email: friends@lib.hku.hk).

Date/Time04/12/2017 to 24/12/2017 09:00-22:00
VenueAtrium/Exhibition Area, 2/F Main Library
LanguageCantonese

Registration Instruction

Registration is not required.

Contact Information

Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Marina Yeung by email at mstyeung@hku.hk