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Poetry and Charm: Feng Zikai Meets Takehisa Yumeji

Chinese art Books Co.Ltd

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- Size: 33 (L) x 26 (W) cm

- Binding: hardcover, 284 pages

- Language: Traditional Chinese, English, Japanese

- Editor: 王一竹 (主編), 楊子耘, 楊朝嬰

- Publisher: Chinese art Books Co.Ltd, 2018

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Sino-Japanese Peace and Friendship Treaty and the 120th anniversary of the birth of Feng Zikai, the joint art exhibition Poetry and Charm: Feng Zikai Meets Takehisa Yumeji will be exhibited at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center Jockey Club Hall from September 25 to October 3, 2018. The exhibition is jointly hosted by Feng Zikai International Cultural Association, Takehisa Yumeji Ikaho Memorial and GOSS Research Management, and co-organized with Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Association for Communication of Transcultural Study and Feng Zikai Research Association. There are 40 works by Takehisa Yumeiji and 80 works by Feng Zikai on view at the exhibition.

Feng Zikai was born in Tongxiang Town, Zhejiang Province. He studied painting and music from Li Shu-Tong. He went to Japan in 1921 for further studies, and started teaching after returning back. Then he began to publish a series of Zikai Caricatures and wrote Yuan Yuan Tang Essay etc. In 1937, in order to flee from Japanese invasion calamities, he took the whole family as refugees far into the interior of the country. After the Victory Day, he returned to the Yangtze Lower Reaches, first staying in Hangzhou and then moving to Shanghai in 1949, where he finally settled down until his death in 1975. During that period, he was member of the National Political Consultative Committee, and held the post of Chairman of the Shanghai Fine Arts Association, and President of the Shanghai Chinese Paintings College. He has created over 170 books and paintings, including works in translation.