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Splendours of Dunhuang: Jao Tsung-i's Selected Academic and Art Works Inspired by Dunhuang Culture

Hong Kong Heritage Museum
1/F Thematic Gallery 5 
24 May 2017 – 18 September 2017
 

Professor Jao Tsung-i is a renowned scholar in Hong Kong. He is well recognized for his versatile scholarship, including Oracle Bones, Bamboo and Silk Scripts, Confucian Classics, Religions, Regional History, Dunhuang Studies, Bibliographic Research, and Chinese Art and Classical Literature. Professor Jao is a prolific author, who is deeply respected in the academic world and is one of the world's most important contemporary Chinese scholars.

Professor Jao has conducted profound research into Dunhuang manuscripts and art, revealing his life-long scholastic pursuit of "amalgamation of scholarship and art". In addition to his brilliant achievements in Dunhuang studies, he promotes Dunhuang culture through his artworks. Professor Jao has contributed greatly to the advocacy of scholarly research and cultural conservation.

The exhibition, jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and The University of Hong Kong, is one of the signature events to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It features Professor Jao's publications, paintings and calligraphy related to Dunhuang art and culture. Highlight exhibits include "Five-character Couplet in Dunhuang Sutra Scroll Style", "Flying Apsaras" painting and "Holding the Lotus" painting. The exhibits provide visitors with a glimpse into the great contribution of Professor Jao Tsung-i to Dunhuang studies, as well as the fascination of Dunhuang culture.

Exhibit Highlights

 Flying Apsaras / 2002 / Color on Paper

Flying Apsaras
2002
Colour on Paper

Avalokitesvara under the Tree/ 1985/ Water and Ink on Silk

Avalokitesvara under the Tree
1985
Water and Ink on Silk

 
 Holding the Lotus / 2008 / Color on Paper

Holding the Lotus
2008
Color on Paper

    Five-character Couplet in Dunhuang Sutra Scroll Style / 2008 / Water and Ink on Paper

Five-character Couplet in 
Dunhuang Sutra Scroll Style  
2008
Water and Ink on Paper

 
 Tiger/ 2006/ Colour on Paper

Tiger
2006
Colour on Paper
Collection of Jao Tsung I Foundation

   Two-character Couplet in Dunhuang Wooden Slip Style

Two-character Couplet in Dunhuang Wooden Slip Style
2010
Water and Ink on Paper
Collection of Tsi Ku Chai

 
 Triratna Buddha/ 1979/ Colour on Silk

Triratna Buddha
1979
Colour on Silk
Collection of Jao Tsung I Foundation

    Sacred Buffalo/ 2003/ Colour on Paper

Sacred Buffalo
2003
Colour on Paper
Collection of Jao Tsung I Foundation