Paper is one of the four great inventions in annient China. The author devotes this atricie to the study of the sources , supply chanaels, variety and purposes of paper in the imperial courts of the Ming and Qing dynassies.
The involvement of men of letters in furniture production infected renewed vigor into the ancient furniture in the Ming Dynasty. Natura wood grain is one of the salient features of the Ming style furniture .The article studies the flavor of men of letters expressed in the Ming style furniture by citing a number of typical real objects collected by museums.
The Guangdong Calligraphy Exhibition opened in Guangzhou in at the start of 2004.Prepared for more than a year by the Guangdong Provincial Committee of the Chinese People‘s Political Consultative Conference,Guangdong Museum and Guangdong Art Gallery , the exhibition has collected more than 1000 calligraphic works from among public and private collections of all historical periods in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao.It is the largest calligraphy exhibition ever held in Guangdong.
The author descrbes traditloral Chirses paintirgs of the 20th century as diversified in pattern dominated by classics and modern works and the collection market of the 20 th century is also that features works of different schools.
“Lanling Duet Poems“was orginated from Wang and his poetic works.Wang was a native of Wujin ,Jiangsu Province,in the Ming Dynasty.He once servced as a sacrificial ceremony supervisor at the Nanjing Imperial College and Minister of Revenue of Nanjing . He was a knowledgeable official,with many famous works to his credit.The “duet Poems of Wnag and Et Al“is among the works by Wang and his friends .As little was left of his writings .this book is of great value.
The falsfication of Dunhuang Hand-Copy has become an important part of the century-old Dunhuang studies and aroused extensive attention from scholars studying Dunhuang.By availing himself of what has been achieved in duhuang Studies, the author reviews and studies when the falsification of Dunhuang Hand-Copy started , who falsified them and the existing hand-copies suspected of forging .
It is already a decade since the auction market appeared in China. The value of Chinese relics and arts has shot up close to international levels. The paper reviews the course traversed by the China auction market and its role is getting back state treasures.