Culture Beat: Tsinghua University exhibition marks 50th anniversary of China-Germany relations
Published: Mar 01, 2023 11:46 PM
Promotional material for the exhibition Photo: Courtesy of Douban

Promotional material for the exhibition Photo: Courtesy of Douban

Tsinghua University exhibition marks 50th anniversary of China-Germany relations

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of China-Germany diplomatic relations, the Tsinghua University Art Museum has joined with the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and Wittenstein Foundation's Vitra Design Museum to hold the Crossing Parallels - German Design 1945-1990 exhibition. 

The exhibition displays more than 300 German design works, including works from many outstanding German designers and several famous design schools, covering many categories such as graphic, industrial, furniture and costume design.

Du Pengfei, executive deputy director of the Tsinghua University Art Museum, said that the exhibition seeks to reflect designs connection with history, society and other factors. 

The exhibition is a major event in the field of international museum cooperation and resource sharing, and also acts as a new example of mutual appreciation between China and Germany in the field of humanities.

'City in the Sky' - Joe Hisaishi and ­Miyazaki Hayao anime classics recital 

An anime classics recital concert will be held from Saturday until April 2 at the Sanlitun Soho mall in Beijing. 

Each piece has been carefully selected to fit the theme of the concert. 

The performances are all based on the original music pieces from the famous animated works of Studio Ghibli with added touches from the composer to make them suitable for the Philharmonic Light Music Ensemble. 

For instance, music from My Neighbour Totoro is full of innocent fun, Spirited Away is colorful and City in the Sky combines tango elements.

These scattered gems are carefully strung together in an easy-to-appreciate way for audiences across generations to enjoy. Audiences will be able to revisit these classics and further deepen their understanding of them.