Monday, October 18, 2010

Yuanmingyuan Commemorates 150th Anniversary of Looting

Jackie sang 'Guo Jia' at the commemorative ceremony for the 150th Anniversary of looting of Yuanmingyuan.


He was also the spokesperson for the missing relics and was the first signatory on a proposal for the Global Heritage of Yuanmingyuan in which it was asked for the return of relics whether held by individuals or cultural institutions, that people boycott the auctioning of relics. Signatures on the proposal will be collected for one year.

Yuanmingyuan Ruins Park in the party issued a global heritage for Proposal Yuanmingyuan Diaspora: Global Initiative Yuanmingyuan relics held by the return of cultural institutions or individuals, the world peace-loving people to boycott the auction Yuanmingyuan relics, trade, academic institutions worldwide Yuanmingyuan cultural heritage do research, conservation, dissemination and utilization. Proposal from the date of this release will be furnished in the Yuanmingyuan Ruins Park, the signature collection for one year. Night became the first person to sign Jackie Chan, and served as the spokesperson return Yuanmingyuan relics.



A large evening party, held at the Dashuifa of Yuanmingyuan this evening, marks the 150th anniversary of the looting of the imperial garden in the northwest of Beijing.

Exhibitions are also open to the public as part of a series of activities to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the looting.

Chen Mingjie, the director of the Yuanmingyuan management department, said, "Most of the 150 exhibited repaired relics have never been open to the public before, including porcelains, jades, statues, musical instruments, stone cuttings and azure stones, which were made during the reigns of Qing Emperors Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong."

A half-length bronze statue of French writer Victor Hugo was unveiled on Oct. 16th to memorialize the 150th looting anniversary. "To Captain Butler," a letter written by Hugo to condemn the British and French troops, who pillaged and burned Yuanmingyuan in 1860, is carved in the base of the statue.

Other activities will include Sino-foreign culture exchanges and even a soiree, and will last through the end of this month.



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