Newsletter No. 46

CUHK Newsletter No.46 September 1993 Side Lights Two Thousand Years of Chinese Lacquer on Exh i b i t i on Carved red lacquer oval tray, Song dynasty Black lacquer box with inlaid mother-of-pearl design, Ming dynasty Over one hundred pieces of Chinese lacquerware will be displayed in an exhibition to be held at the Art Gallery from 24th September to 21st November 1993. Entitled Two Thousand Years of Chinese Lacquer', the exhibition will contain exhibits that can be dated back to the Warring States period (475-221 B.C.). The latest piece belongs to the Qianlong period (AD 1736-1795) of the Qing dynasty. The majority of the other items are products of the Song, Yuan and Ming dynasties (10th to the 17th centuries). Most of the lacquerware on display has been painted, carved, carved and gilt, or inlaid with mother-of-pearl. Apart from the most common daily utensils such as disks, bowls, cups and boxes, there will also be seven pieces of qin (Chinese zither). The exhibition w i ll be jointly presented by the Art Gallery and the Hong Kong Oriental Ceramic Society. Dr. Philip W. C. Mao, founding president of the society, will officiate at the opening ceremony to be held at 4.30 p.m. on 23rd September. A l l are welcome. New Publications of the Uni vers i ty Press The following books will be sold at a 20 per cent discount to staff members at the University Bookshop, John Fulton Centre. • The Fragrant Chinese, by Anthony Lawrence, 242 pages, hardcover, HK$188. • Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products, edited by Shu-ting Chang, John A. Buswell and Siu-wai Chiu, 392 pages, paperback, HK$270. • Fifty Patterns of Modern Chinese, by Han Dezhi, 308 pages, paperback, HK$180. • A New Revision of Kuang-yun (Sung Edition) with Cross-referencing Pronunciations (in Chinese), by Yu Nae-wing, 1,030 pages, hardcover, HK$550. CUH KNewslette r We welcome your contributions 1. Items for the next issue (mid-October 1993) should reach the Editor by 27th September 1993. 2. All contributions and suggestions should be sent to the Editor, CUHK Newsletter, c/o the Publication Office, University Secretariat, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (tel. 6097297; fax. 6035503). 3. Contributions should bear the writer's name and contact telephone number, and may be published under pseudonyms. Articles without Chinese translations will appear in the English version of the Newsletter only. No anonymous letters will be published. 4. The Editor reserves the right to reject contributions and to edit all articles for reasons of clarity, length or grammar. Those who do not wish to have their articles amended should indicate clearly in writing. 5. No part of this Newsletter may be reproduced without the written consent of the Editor. 6. This publication has a circulation of 1,500 and is primarily intended for staff members of CUHK. Copies are also sent to local educational institutions and individuals associated with the University. Those who wish to be included on the mailing list please contact the Newsletter direct. Published by the Publication O f f i c e , The Chinese University of Hong Kong Editor: Amy K. Y. Leung Assistant Editors : Lawrence Choi; Florence Chan Graphic Artist: Stella P. C. Lai 12