The Principle of Reciprocity: Diplomacy in the Song and Yuan Dynasties
Based on the prized collection from Song and Yuan dynasties of the Palace Museum, this talk focuses on the scenes of hunting, entertainment, emissary activities along the Silk Road on original paintings. These scenes are testaments to the diplomacy and cultural exchange between China and other nations, and the artistic heritage of the period which will be analyzed by the speaker.
Yu Hui graduated from the Central Fine Art Academy in 1990 and started doing research on curation and the painting and calligraphy of the Song and Yuan dynasties. In 2009, he won the first Chinese Art–Theory award. He serves currently as member in the Chinese National Political Consultative Conference, member in the National Commission for Heritage, Heinz Götze Professor at the Heidelberg University, Germany, and doctoral student tutor (guest appointment) at the Chinese National Academy of Arts. His works, Decoding Along the River during Ching Ming Festival, Two Centuries of Painting Horses, were published by the Hong Kong Commercial Press.