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    Launch ceremony for stamps for the 2019 designed by Han Meilin held in the Palace Museum

    On December 21st, 2018, the Palace Museum held a press conference, announcing that the opening ceremony for “Han Meilin: Chinese Zodiac Art Exhibition” will be held in the Hall of Literary Brilliance (Wenhua dian) on January 5th, 2019, in tandem with a launch ceremony for a new series of postage stamps for the 2019 jihai year (i.e. the Year of the Boar).

    The exhibition presents Han Meilin’s depictions of the Chinese Zodiac (shengxiao, the twelve animals) in painting, calligraphy, sculpture, ceramics, zisha pottery, woodcarving, ironwork, furniture, and folk art. Giving insight into the artist’s understanding and preservation of traditional art forms, the exhibition reflects his unique character and the modern zeitgeist through his artistic breakthroughs and innovation.

    Writer: Wilson Khor
    Editors: John Olbrich, Guo Lili