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Exploring Asia-Episode One of the NPM Southern Branch

Exploring Asia-Episode One of the NPM Southern Branch

The National Palace Museum is about to establish a southern branch in the County of Chia-yi. It will be a museum dedicated to the theme of Asian art and culture, a place for visitors to explore the Asia where we live.
From the Arabian Peninsula eastwards to the archipelagos of the western rim of the Pacific Ocean, the length and breadth of this terrain we call Asia abound ubiquitously with ancient civilizations. Although there has never been a unified Asia or a common continental consciousness, exchanges among these civilizations has always been frequent and has never abated.
Such interaction, realized via land and sea routes, usually came in the form of trade transactions, exchanges of envoys, religious proselytization, military conquests and tribal migrations, generating cultural activities in various directions and at different pace. In the course of these exchanges, Asian peoples continued to emulate and to learn and absorb new things, in spite of the differences in thought, faith, technical brilliance or style of adornment, thus injecting new life into old traditions, making them be disseminated further.
A large number of artifacts are selected from the National Palace Museum's own collections to highlight the vibrant themes of "Asian Scriptures," "Buddhist Sculptures," "Fabrics and Textiles," "Blue and White Porcelains," "Tea Cultures and Traditions" and "Western Trends in Asian Culture," topics that will help the visitors acquire an in-depth understanding of the patterns of cultural transmission, dissemination and evolution in Asia.
The exhibition constitutes the first episode of a continuing series of thematic presentations that the Museum's Southern Branch is to launch in the years ahead. The visitors are encouraged to take this rare opportunity to embark on a journey of cultural exploration.\


Updated : 2021-10-21 17:45 GMT+08:00