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Volume 30 – Number 5

May 1999

Spirit Stones of China: The Ian and Susan Wilson Collection
Rocks and Rock Collectors in the Ming and Qing Imagination
Scholar's Objects in the Wilson Collection
Petroglyphs and Buddhist Art in Ladakh and Zangskar
Interviews with Ian Wilson and Richard Rosenblum

Stone with jagged projections
'Thousand-layer stone' ('Qianceng shi': sedimentary ironstone)
Ian and Susan Wilson Collection

To coincide with the opening on 1 May of the exhibition 'Spirit Stones of China: The Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Chinese stones, Paintings, and Related Scholars' Objects' and a symposium 'Stones in Chinese Culture' with papers by Stephen Little, John Hay, Judith Zeitlin and Philip Hu at The Art Institute of Chicago, this issue features a number of articles and two interview relating to these subjects. There is also an account by Rob Linrothe of the aesthetically beautiful and historically significant Buddhist treasures he was able to study during his visits to Zangskar and Ladakh.
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