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斯诺基金会董事杨晓能: 《中国文物和艺术展在西方的影响》

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Xiaoneng YangDr. Xiaoneng Yang, Patrick J.J. Maveety Curator of Asian Art at Stanford University and the board me...

Xiaoneng Yang

Dr. Xiaoneng Yang, Patrick J.J. Maveety Curator of Asian Art at Stanford University and the board member of the Edgar Snow Memorial Foundation, specializes in Chinese archaeology, history of art, and material culture. He has organized influential exhibitions, such as The Golden Age of Chinese Archaeology: Celebrated Discoveries from The People s Republic of China, which opened at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. in 1999. Presidents Bill Clinton and Jiang Zemin provided prefaces to this exhibition catalogue.

His recent publications include The Golden Age of Chinese Archaeology; New Perspectives on Chinas Past; Reflections of Early China; Tracing the Past,Drawing the Future; and Hello, Shanghai.

The Impact of Chinese Art: and Archaeological Exhibitions in the West


After President Nixon visited China in 1972, "art and archaeological exhibition diplomacy" became a very effectivemeans to improve Westem understanding of Chinese culture, promote friendship between China and foreign nations, encourage the study of Chinese culture in Westem academia, and generally increase the interest in Chinese culture throughout the world. The contributions ofthese overseas exhibitions are not only as significant as the famous "ping pong diplomacy," but in fact have had a much more long-lasting impact. This paper will discuss some paradigms of the overseas exhibitions, illustrate their development and contents, and reveal some examples of their organizational complexities. This paper will also demonstrate that these overseas exhibitions have successfully realized dialogues between Chinese and Westem cultures, crossing the boundaries of different polities, beliefs, and regions, and, thus, truly acting as a bridge between China and the rest of the world.

 

杨晓能

杨晓能博士为美国斯坦福大学坎特视觉艺术中心亚洲主任以及埃德加、斯诺基金会董事。他组织了具有重大国际影响的中国文物和艺术展览,促进了西方深入了解中国的文化和艺术。其策划的《中国考古学的黄金时代:中华人民共和国辉煌考古成就展》1999年9月在华盛顿国家美术馆首展,被《华盛顿邮报》誉为《古埃及法老展》以来、在美国首都最令人震撼的古代艺术展, 《纽约时报》则称其为中国的凯旋。 北京三联书店翻译出版了他的著作之-《另一种古史》。

 

《中国文物和艺术展在西方的影响》

 

自1972年尼克松总统访华后,“文物外交”成为促进西方国家对中华文化的正面了解、增进中外人民之间的友谊、引导西方汉学界学术潮流、弘扬中华文化的行之有效的方式。其贡献不仅可与闻名中外的“乒乓外交”媲美,而且比之更有持续的生命力。本论文以一些重大的中国文物艺术展览为例,图示文化交流的历史和内容,讲述组织过程中的复杂情况和内幕, 呈现文物艺术展览引发和实现的中西文明的对话。这种文化交流跨越了不同文明、不同政体、不同信仰和地域文化的差异,对西方民众和学术界产生了深远的积极影响,是名副其实的推动中华文化走向世界的桥梁。


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