香港明珠HKSTV《文化风情》2013年 王明青徐小虎在杭州象山王澍新招待所聊古怀旧(1+2/2)HKSTV Interview with Wang Mingqing

This link leads to a TV interview (part 1 of 2) with the Hong Kong HKSTV’s beautiful and talented hostess Ms Wang Mingqing, in Hangzhou late June. During interludes Ms Wang plays the ancient qin zither, with a clarity and force belying her gentle mien, bringing out a depth of feeling hidden from ages past. The visit took place in the just completed Visiting Faculty Lodge by Dean Wang Shu of the School of Architecture,China Academy of Arts, and 2012 winner of the distinguished Pritzker Prize. Link to Part 2 of 2.

11 thoughts on “香港明珠HKSTV《文化风情》2013年 王明青徐小虎在杭州象山王澍新招待所聊古怀旧(1+2/2)HKSTV Interview with Wang Mingqing

  1. 尊敬的小虎老师:

    First of all, I do appreciate your time for pay attention to my letter!
    Finished reading your impressive work, “OLD MASTERS REPAINTED”, I think it’s necessary to write to you for a guide you might give. Now I have a problem of selecting a theme for my PhD topic. Hence I’m an on-job PhD candidate in College of Architecture & Urban Planning Tongji University, and I have big interesting in Chinese painting at the same time, I’d like to make some research work under the theme such as “Image of Architecture in Chinese Paintings”, or narrower, confine it to one or two century.
    I’m forty-years old, an age that average Chinese people won’t make trouble for themselves by completing a PhD paper. Different from most of my classmates, I entered the Tongji University two years ago to look for what I can do to enrich my spare time, or you can say, the second half of my life. From the last summer, I realized I might combine my interesting( Chinese paintings) and my subject( architecture history) together to look for something people never noticed.

    Till now, I have read nearly every book I believed helpful, such as books or papers written by James Gahill, Wen C. Fong, Max Loehr, Michael Sullivan, Lothar Ledderose, Crag Clunas, Jerome Silbergeld, Wu Hung, 石守谦,李铸晋,傅申,王妙莲,and so on. Of course I have read involved books of Chinese architecture history as well. However, I believe your book is one of the most useful for me because you show people step by step how to study a painting. Actually, it looks like a manual instruction! Meanwhile, I was so lucky to enjoy your lectures in Hangzhou this summer. Remember, what a hot auditorium at there.

    What puzzle me now is I can’t find an entry point on this huge mountain. The connection between image of architecture and Chinese painting is still hanging out of my brain, and I don’t know how to catch it. Would you kindly to give me some advice?
    Thanks again for your time!

    Best wishes,

    Levy Lee

    • Thank you Levy for your kind letter, and for recognizing the Wu Zhen study as a “manual.” Indeed, putting it together at the age of 50 for my DPhil Thesis, I had conceived and organized it as a Textbook for Researchers!
      Combining your two loves, the history of Chinese Architecture, with the study of landscape painting, can be most interesting and productive. In his study of architectural history, 傅熹年 when joining the authentication team of 徐邦达, 谢稚柳 et al, dated paintings by the architectural style of the buildings. This knowledge is most helpful for art historians, as long as we first make sure those “late” buildings are not the result of a later additions or erroneous retouching (补笔)。
      A good PhD thesis should have immediate application, filling a common need. Your thesis could be a running account of the evolution of Chinese architecture in landscape painting over certain centuries, using Dunhuang 敦煌 material, or you could focus on architecture in Chinese painting using certain (groups of) specific works featuring boats and buildings in our very limited corpus of 界画, from public and private collections。 Your supervisor, knowing your work, may have better ideas of where your research can make the greatest contribution. 加油!

  2. 可爱的小虎老师:


    • 馬年來了新年更快樂健康好奇!這樣有趣的大小世界,一旦開心放心去體會,就會獲得不少驚喜和感嘆!不好意思現在才看到您的留言!好好欣賞博物館那些會說話的歷史啊 :)

    • 哈咯晶晶-馬年馬上快樂健康! 多謝來信,不好意思現在才看到。 高興知道你現在會去博物館了。 那是個多麼神奇的世界啊,掛在理面的每張書畫各自都是真跡,都是其創造者留下來他那時代的真跡。落款雖然大部份不可靠,但我們的心和眼睛會聽到那些作品各自的精神、時代潮流和感情。。。。多有趣啊!加油欣賞!

      • 亲爱的徐小虎老师:


        王季迁也是苏州人阿!还在东山!我的高中母校在东山!可我孤陋寡闻,不知道这些可爱的人。原来您也是食素的阿?Give me five!跑题了!我们聊聊书:)










    • 多謝晶晶留言。「畫語錄」應該出來了。今天剛剛才得到一點時間來到大電腦看看工作室,抱歉。

      • 亲爱的小虎老师:


    • 喜歡倪雲林,但對他折帶皴山石畫法一直很迷惑:倒L型下半部分從折筆往下是怎麼保持住“在筆畫之內的”?

  3. Dear Professor Stanley-Baker:

    My name is Jian Sun, a new Ph.D student enrolled in China Academy of Arts in 2016, majoring in Chinese painting and calligraphy authentication. My supervisor is Professor Wu Gang. I am a not conventional Ph. D student in many ways as I am 61 years old and had no previous education or career experience related to Chinese painting and calligraphy. Making a such movement at this moment is mainly for my long time dream and passion since my childhood. I am currently reading your book on Wu Zhen and totally impressed by your professionalism and persistence. I have to say that I am now a big fan of your works. Running into many doubts and troublesome thought myself in my early journey of Chinese painting authentication, I am wondering whether you would be kind enough to reply to my email address so I could get more of your personal advises. I know I have asked too much and do hope that won’t cost too much of your precious time.

    I don’t know whether you have already another plan to visit China but do hope I can meet you in person in near future.

    Sincerely yours

    Jian Sun

    P. S. I have left a similar comment in your website in Chinese but am not sure whether it gets through. If you see both comments from the same person, just ignore one of them as they are pretty much the same.

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