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  • The Shanghai Library, 1555 Huaihai Middle Rd, Shanghai, China

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Wang Yi is a member of the Shanghai Cultural Relics Appraisal Committee, a China Customs Shanghai Station relics smuggled goods assessor, and a research librarian at the Shanghai History Museum. Mr. Wang has spent over 30 years collecting ink. His first collections stemmed from a grandmother's gift of a few rare Hui inksticks from the Qing Dynasty. Following that, he becomes obsessed with inksticks.His collection includes inksticks from the Song and Ming dynasties, as well as other periods, with over 2,000 pieces, 90% of which are ancient inksticks from the Ming and Qing dynasties. On official inksticks and royal inksticks, he usually collects and focuses on the "Four Inkstick Masters of the Qing Dynasty" (Cao Sugong, Wang Jinsheng, Wang Jieqi, Hu Kaiwen). It also contains a large number of self-use and gift inksticks of historical celebrities, painters, and officials, as well as some commemorative inksticks reflecting the characteristics of the 1911 Revolution, the Liberation Movement, the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea, or major historical events. He is dedicated to researching and promoting Chinese inkstick culture. Mr. Wang is the author of the books "Chinese Inksticks Culture Grand View" and "Ancient Inksticks." The inkstick, along with the inkstone, brush, and paper, is regarded as one of the Four Treasures of the Study of Classical Chinese Literary Culture. Archeology has dated the earliest artefacts of Chinese inks to at least 256 BC, a period of over 2,000 years. Inksticks are a type of solid ink that has traditionally been used for calligraphy and brush painting in several East Asian cultures. Inksticks are primarily made of soot and animal glue, with incense or medicinal scents added on occasion. The exhibition "Masterpieces of Inksticks - The Wang Yi's Ancient Inksticks and Derivative Products" features many rare and ancient inkstick products collected by collector Wang Yi. His valuable collections will be on display, including Northern Song Dynasty inksticks and Qing Dynasty round-type sinister inksticks. There are many different types of inksticks, such as oil soot ink, pine soot ink, lacquer soot ink, charcoal ink, blueish ink, coloured ink, medical ink, collectors ink, celebrity ink, and so on. In addition to the works of Zhang Bozhen, Ma Chengyuan, Zhou Yushan, Huang Miaozi, and other calligraphers. Tips: - Fri, Oct 26 @ 8 : 00 am - Sat, Nov 10 @ 9 : 00 pm - The Shanghai Library, 1555 Huaihai Middle Rd, Shanghai, China

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