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Volume 8 – Number 9

Sep 1977

Kuo His’s Early Spring

Golden Sun Island Goa

Penang: Old Countries’ Home

Afghanistan History

Death of a Tribe

Cover. Detail from the art-historical milestone, Early Spring, by Kuo His, the first signed and earliest-dated Chinese landscape painting. In the appreciation of the masterpiece, written by Tseng Yu of the National Palace Museum, Taipei, the classic Chinese way of viewing landscapes and various elements in a landscape painting is explained. Measuring approximately twice the height and about the same width as an average apartment door, the Sung dynasty painting has inspired generations of Chinese artists.

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