Those interested in Chinese culture, namely Chinese language literature and landscape photography, should visit the Chinese Book and Culture 2013 exhibition underway right now at Nan Mee Art Gallery.
Chinese heritage brought to Bangkok.
The exhibition features more than 100,000 books from Chinese, Taiwanese and Hong Kong publishing houses and more than 40 photos on display, portraying beautiful landscapes. The goal of the exhibition is to promote Sino-Thai relations.
Some of the locations displayed in the images will be familiar to Thai people and expats, but others reveal places those outside of China may have never seen or experienced before. Among the scenic spots portrayed are the pine tree on top of Mount Huang, Qomolangma Mountain, Yiheyuan Summer Palace in early spring, earth dwellings in Fujian province, scenery in Guilin, Guangxi province, Jiuzhaigou valley in Sichuan province and Suzhou traditional gardens in Jiangsu province.
Chinese calligraphic exposition.
Also on display is Chinese calligraphic art by Zhang Jiuhuan, the Chinese ambassador to Thailand from 2004 to 2008. He is showcasing more than 80 works which include auspicious words, quotations, poems and morals that are conveyed through Chinese characters.
The works are also available for sale and all proceeds will be presented to HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.
The Chinese Book and Culture 2013 exhibition is running at NanMeeArt Gallery until May 26. It is located on the 3rd floor of Nan Mee Building on Sathon Road and opens on weekdays from 9.30am to 5pm. Admission is free.
By Jeff Chappell.