Reparis of anclent stringed musical instruments started in the Song dynasty and continued through the Yuan, Qing and the republic period into the contemporary era following the founding of New China , extending for as long as several hundred years.The article divides its materials into two parts: ancient and contemporary ,to reveal how the skills of repairing stringed instruments have been inherited and innovated.
During the Six dynasties period , bird was a major subject in the decorative arts for blue porcelain. The images of birds on blue porcelain articles reveal the mental outlook of the people at the time . The objects mentioned in the atricles are collected by the Zhejiang Provincial Museum.
The common people in southern china , known as home of fish and rice ,have their own beliefs and worship various kinds of gods ,which is unique in the southern China culture . The article introduces all kinds of gods worshiped by people in southern China and these gods are the folk art works collected by the author for years.
Chang Zhang(1869-1936), alias Yao Sheng, a native of Xiuning in Anhui Province, was a Shanghai School painter toward the end of the Qing dynasty and at the beginning of the Republic period , famous for painting flowers, feather, moving animals, mountains and rivers and figures. During his life time, he published the “Selection of Paintings by Mr.Cheng Yaosheng“, His unique style of painting features the blend of traditional Chinese and western styles, with much attention to details and beautiful colors.
Mr.Xia Jingchun of Shenyang in Northeast China is noted for his collection of gold and bronze Buddhist statues. The article introduces a few pieces of gold and bronze Buddhist statues with year marks collected by Mr.Xia.
The articie introduces correspondence exchanged between Wu Changsuo and his townsfolk Chang Xiaoyun on their views on poetry. Collected by the Huzzhou City Museum in Zhejiang Province, the letters show Painter and Calligrapher Wu Changsuo‘s attainment and views on the writing of ancient style poems.
Qimen Ancient Porcelain produces ancient porcelain imitations modeled on the Cai Kiln. Around 1990, porcelain dealers of Jingdezhen succeeded in using painted body to make imitated Blue-and -white Vase with Dragon Designs and Elephant Shaped Ears of the Yuan Dynasty(1271-1368).
Hua Yan(1628-1756), alias New Luo Shan Man, with another name of Qiu Yue, was a noted painter in the mid-Qing period , The article introduces the eight-page album by the New Luo Shan Man ,including three pages of flowers ,birds and animal paintings and five pages of figures .It was originally collected in the Tingfan Pavilion of Pan Jitong .