Ru ware is an extremely rare type of Chinese pottery from the Song dynasty (960 - 1279), produced for the imperial court for a very short period from approximately 1085-1115. The Song ceramics are primarily stonewares which were made for court tribute, imperial use or fine every day wares. These were made at kilns in both north and south China during the Northern Song (960-1127) and the Southern Song (1128-1279) periods. These ceramics are known as Ru wares and they were made near modern day Ruzhou in Henan province.
The Corfu Museum of Asian Art, with the support of the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports, on the occasion of “2017 Year of Cultural Cooperation between Greece and China”, holds the Chinese contemporary porcelain exhibition “New Silk Road”. Forty exhibits, fine samples of contemporary Chinese Ru Royal Kiln porcelain, manufactured with the same technique as in Song dynasty, are presented for the first time to Greece.
On the occasion of the 2017 Greece-China Year of Cultural Cooperation, the Consulate General of Greece in Guangzhou launched on May 25, 2017 the photographic exhibition “Glimpses of Greece”.
The exhibition, held at F10 Space of the Redtory Art District in Guangzhou, is presenting over 30 pieces of photographic works of the Chinese photographer Zhou Chen with the theme of Greece.
In view of the upcoming ancient science and technology exhibition exchanges between Athens and Beijing and in collaboration with the Chinese Museum of Science and Technology, the Herakleidon Museum in Athens is hosting two lectures about the ancient Chinese culture. The first took place on May 9, under the title “A few comparisons on mythology and philosophy between the Chinese and the Greek Antiquity”, by Theodossis Tassios, Professor emeritus at the National Technical University of Athens.