China Exchange in London’s Chinatown has a Battle of The Strings on Tuesday 21st August 2018 18.30-19.30 – demonstrating the charm of two ancient instruments, the Chinese guqin and Indian sitar, in live performance. Buy tickets online.
ALL ABOUT INK exhibition at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5AH: artworks by three Hong Kong artists, Lee Chi Ching (李志清), Nina Pryde (派瑞芬) and Raymond Fung Wing Kee (馮永基), who were all born in British Hong Kong and under British education. Some of their artworks blend Western and Eastern elements together, in which they paint with Chinese painting techniques while infusing Western concepts.
The Chinese Gallery at the British Museum will include and rotate different types of objects such as paintings, prints and textiles. It includes a digital version of the rarely-displayed Admonitions Scroll.
The University of Cambridge have digitised the famous Ten Bamboo Studio Manual of Painting and Calligraphy. This is an early printed manual of paintings, with lots of appealing compositions. You can click through the pages (remember the books are “backwards” compared to western order).
Image 220 is the persimmon and tangerines used to illustrate the Wikipedia article on the manual’s publisher Hu Zhengyan. It also appears in a video about the Huntington’s copy of the Manual, with more information in their blog.