Shanghai exhibition a pinnacle celebration of Chinese auspicious culture

Updated: Nov 10, 2023 www.chinaservicesinfo.com Print
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Yellow jade phoenix-shaped zun vessel imitating the ancient style, Qianlong reign (r. 1736-95) of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) [Photo/Official WeChat account of the Long Museum]

Traditional Chinese auspicious culture is imbued with profound symbolism, featuring mythical creatures, refined flora, antiquities and emblems of blessing (fu), prosperity (lu), longevity (shou) and happiness (xi).

An ongoing exhibition at the Long Museum in Shanghai gathers artifacts themed on the four types of auspicious motifs, eloquently articulating Chinese people’s aspirations for and relentless pursuit of an ideal life. May they bring you good fortune! The exhibition will run until March 31, 2024.

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