The commemorative issue features two articles on the Tsz Shan Monastery by Guoying Stacy Zhang: 'Curating A Sacred Museum In Hong Kong: Consecration in The Tsz Shan Monastery Buddhist Art Museum' (co-authored) and 'Highlights From The Tsz Shan Monastery Buddhist Art Museum'. See the full list of fascinating articles at Arts of Asia website.
SHORT FILM: STORY OF THE BUDDHA
Buddhist statues are more than works of art, but rather, embodiment of Buddhist history and wisdom. Join Stacy Guoying Zhang to explore the story of the Buddha through the museum collection of Tsz Shan Monastery, and to discover the teachings of the Buddha that have inspired countless people to question, to seek, and to awaken. The production of the film was supported by art media The Value.
ZHIGUAN MUSEUM OF FINE ART: STRENGTHENING THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY OF HIMALAYAN ART
The Zhiguan Museum of Fine Art in Beijing houses one of the most important collections of Himalayan art in the world. In the column article, Guoying Stacy Zhang interviewed museum founder and director, as well as leading experts in the field.
One rarely finds distinctively Buddhist elements in Cui Xiuwen’s works. However, to me, they are more Buddhist than many others because the artistic life of Cui Xiuwen was a persistent practice of Buddhism. This commemorative article planted a seed for the project we discussed over the last year of her life.
TIBET ON THE SILK ROAD FROM A CURATOR’S EYE: AN EXHIBITION TOUR WITH DR. DAVID PRITZKER
Groundbreaking exhibition Cultural Exchange Along the Silk Road: Masterpieces of the Tubo Period (7th–9th Century) brought together 140 artifacts from 31 international museums and cultural institutions in Dunhuang. The exclusive interview explores the major themes of the exhibition and the curator's personal journey with Tibetan art.
Guoying Stacy Zhang brought Classical Chinese fan dance of the best quality from Shanghai to Doha for the 2018 Qatar National Day celebrations. The final performance at Katara Cultural Village, with its fantastic costumes and music, was a unique fusion of Chinese and Qatari cultural elements.
THE REVIVAL OF MEDITATION IN CHINA:
A SEVEN-DAY RETREAT AT YUQUAN MONASTERY
Yuquan Monastery is regarded as the ancestral temple of both the Tiantai and Northern Chan schools of Chinese Buddhism. The article not only elucidates how Buddhist masters promote meditation in contemporary China, but also shares personal experience of spiritual transcendence through this ancient practice.
BODY AND MIND IN CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS: A CONVERSATION WITH XU XIANGDONG
A master of Chinese martial arts, Xu Xiangdong's practice has always been informed by Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism. He described martial arts as a process of deduction, from technique to no technique, from discipline to total freedom.
WISDOM IS LIGHT: AN INTERVIEW WITH VENERABLE MASTER MIAOJIANG
Venerable Master Miaojiang is one of the most prominent Buddhist leaders in contemporary China. The interviews, conducted at the Great Sage Monastery of Bamboo Grove on Mount Wutai, reveal development of Buddhism in China today as well as authentic teachings of Chinese Buddhism.
AN ILLUMINATING EXHIBITION ON THE TRANSMISSION OF BUDDHIST ART AT THE PALACE MUSEUM IN BEIJING
Across the Silk Road: Gupta Sculptures and their Chinese Counterparts during 400–700 CE (September 2016 - January 2017) was a rare opportunity to view 56 Indian sculptures and 119 Chinese Buddhist sculptures presented all at once. The exhibition showcased the regional characteristics and diversity in the diffusion and development of Buddhist sculptural art within two countries respectively as well as across borders.
EXHIBITION: SHANXI BUDDHIST ART AND INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE
Working with Buddhist sangha and lay community in Shanxi, Guoying Stacy Zhang co-curated the exhibition at the Great Sage Monastery of Bamboo Grove on Mount Wutai in July 2016, which presented the dynamic interactions between Buddhism and local cultures as well as the long and influential history of Buddhism in the region.