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Treasures from the Shandong Library

10:00 am - 4:00 pm - 07/09/2018 - 20/01/2019 - State Library Gallery and Treasures Wall

One mountain, one river, one sage
Treasures from the Shandong Library

When: 7 September 2018 to 20 January 2019
Time: Open Library hours (except public holidays)
Where: State Library Gallery and Treasures Wall
Cost: Free entry

From the home of Confucius comes an exhibition steeped in 3,000 years of Chinese civilisation and history. ‘One mountain, one river, one sage’, a well-known Shandong saying, represents the importance of nature (Mount Tai and the Yellow River) and philosophy (Confucius) in Chinese history and culture.

This exhibition tells the stories of Shandong Province through rare pieces never seen outside of China before including ancient books, calligraphy, paintings, wall hangings and stone rubbings. Explore ancient everyday life in Jinan, capital of Shandong Province, and learn about key historical figures, such as Confucius, Mencius, the Emperors and imperial families. Discover the printing and binding methods of ancient books and how the Shandong Library is preserving the history of their country for future generations.

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