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"Great Romance of the Three Kingdoms" Exhibition Opens in Shanghai, China

090418shanghai_3kingdoms.jpg The "Great Romance of the Three Kingdoms" exhibition in Shanghai, with bilingual commentaries

On April 12, 2009, the "Great Romance of the Three Kingdoms" exhibition opened at the Shanghai Library in Shanghai, China. The exhibition, organized by the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum, has been a great success during its tour of Japan, where it was seen by more than one million visitors at seven venues. The opening of the exhibition's China tour marks a return of many of the exhibit items, which are designated as Class A Heritage/Cultural Properties of China, to their land of origin. Exhibition sponsors include Art Exhibitions China and the Shanghai International Culture Association.

At the opening, Shanghai Museum Director Chen Xie Jun expressed his pleasure at holding the exhibition with the cooperation of China and Japan and of commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Peoples' Republic of China. Yang Yang, deputy director of Art Exhibitions China, hoped that the exhibition would be well-received in China and offer opportunities to deepen cultural exchanges between China and Japan.

[Adapted from an article in the April 18, 2009 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]