AAD REPORTS07/02/2017Op-Ed: President Trump's major Asian breakthrough
Rival power designs about throwing Uncle Sam out of Asia just got more difficult – or well-nigh impossible. And that crowd sloshing in the snow of ridiculously expensive Alpine resorts will have...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS07/11/2016The ancient walls of a lost city in southern China have been uncovered in a remarkable find by archaeologists. The northern section of the city was found at the Sansingdui archaeological site located in Sichuan province. It dates back than...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS09/10/2016On a cool Sunday evening in March, a geochemist named Sun Weidong gave a public lecture to an audience of laymen, students, and professors at the University of Science and Technology in Hefei, the capital city of the landlocked province of Anhui in...[Read More]
Perspective Map of Lhasa; Lhasa, Tibet; early 20th century (pre-1912); ink, watercolor, and gold leaf on rice paper; Collection of Knud Larsen; L179.4.1
Architectural landmarks act as anchors for the identity of a place as well as focal points for...[Read More]
Legends say China began in a great flood. Scientists just found evidence that the flood was real.
"Yu the Great Fights a Flood Dragon" (Totoya Hokkei/William Sturgis Bigelow Collection)
It's said the flood looked like "endless boiling...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS12/06/2016Secrets of Lost Cambodian Cities To Be Revealed
Archaeologists are set to unveil further details of medieval cities hidden under jungle in Cambodia near Angkor Wat, the world's largest Hindu temple complex, the Guardian newspaper said...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS10/06/2016Chinese Archaeologists May Have Stumbled Onto The Fabled 'Greatest Palace That Ever Was'
For centuries the imperial palace of Kublai Khan's Yuan dynasty was shrouded in mystery. After the dynasty collapsed, there were no clues as to where it was...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS04/06/2016Battleship Island. It's a fantastic name for an unbelievable place. A place unlike any in the world. A tiny island, once home to 5,259 people with the highest population density in history, abruptly abandoned and left to the elements for decades.
AAD REPORTS03/06/2016The Indus Valley civilisation may be even older than initially thought.
A group of researchers in India have used carbon dating techniques on animal remains and pottery fragments to conclude that the Indus Valley settlements could be 8,000 years...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS24/03/2016ASIA WEEK NYC, FULL OF SURPRISES
Fresh on the heels of Art Asia Week (which is really 10 days) in NY, the questions started coming…how did the slowdown in China and other Asian countries affect the market for Asian Objects in New York?...[Read More]
Robert Alexander Boyle04/03/2016
1. Gerrit Adriaensz. Berckheyde. The ”Golden Bend” in the Herengracht, Amsterdam, 1671-1672. Oil on panel. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Purchased upon the recommendation of the Vereniging Rembrandt with the support of the Stichting Nationaal...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS04/02/2016Internationally acclaimed Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima will present a new large-scale public light installation during Art Basel’s show in Hong Kong in March. Each night from March 21 to 26 ‘Time Waterfall’ will be shown across the...[Read More]
The Epoch Times24/12/2015
Christine Lin @ Epoch Times
Throughout history, portrayals of women have been used to further political, social, and commercial ends. In the Renaissance, women’s faces, bodies, and dress were carefully designed, sometimes fictionalized, to suit...[Read More]
Maura Haverly21/10/2015Billing itself as “the first human sized fair in France and Europe for contemporary Asian Art“, Asia Now opened at the Espace Pierre Cardin on 19 October. Twenty-one galleries from 10 countries on two floors , the timing couldn’t be...[Read More]
The Epoch Times25/05/2015
Christine Lin @ The Epoch Times
The Metropolitan Museum’s new gargantuan fashion exhibit, China: Through the Looking Glass, has its fair share of glamour-struck gawkers as well as apologists. It’s clear that the exhibit is primarily meant...[Read More]
Robert Alexander Boyle12/08/2014Chinese, Tang Dynasty 618-907, Tomb figure (detail)
One of the few steady bright spots in the art and antiques field these days is the Chinese market, and the best way for a dealer to learn good-better-best is to go to art museums. Princeton is one of...[Read More]
Clinton Howell04/05/2014There are a number of false claims about ivory that are currently circulating in the news. The biggest false claim is that New York is the second largest ivory market in the world. I don’t know where or how this fact was established, but anyone...[Read More]