Trends: Hong Kong Palace Museum to display Sanxingdui cultural relics
Published: May 23, 2023 10:09 PM
A golden mask from the Sanxingdui Ruins Photo: VCG

A golden mask from the Sanxingdui Ruins Photo: VCG

The Hong Kong Palace Museum has announced that it will hold a special exhibition about the new archaeological discoveries at the Sanxingdui Site in late September 2023. A total of 120 precious cultural relics from the site will be displayed at the exhibition, which is scheduled to last four months.

According to reports, the exhibition will focus on new archaeological discoveries in Sichuan, including bronze, jade, gold and pottery wares and other cultural relics that date back to about 2,600 to 3,300 years ago. This will be the first time that many of these important unearthed cultural relics are being exhibited outside Sichuan. Key exhibits include various bronze masks, bronze portraits and gold masks unearthed from the Sanxingdui Site. 

"This special exhibition is the highlight of the Hong Kong Palace Museum in 2023. It will help Chinese and foreign visitors understand the life and cultural exchanges between different regions and ethnic groups in ancient China," noted Louis Ng, curator of the Hong Kong Palace Museum.


Promotional material for <em>The Long Season</em> Photo: Courtesy of Tencent Video

Promotional material for The Long Season Photo: Courtesy of Tencent Video

Streaming on Tencent Video since April, Chinese TV series The Long Season, a story of a murder case that remains open for nearly 20 years, has wrapped up with a high score of 9.4/10 on Chinese rating platform Douban.

In an interview with Chinese news outlet The Paper, the series' literary advisor Ban Yu noted that he hoped to get people to realize that Northeast China, which tends to be described as a cold and forbidding place in many literature works, is actually very bright and warm.

"What we wanted to do is reinterpret the Northeast China in audience's minds, as the narration here is a collection of the common memories of the Post-1980 and Post-1990 generations.

The Paper


Photo: Screenshot from online

Photo: Screenshot from online

Xu Genbao, a former Chinese national team coach and a veteran of the sport, will lead the Shanghai men's soccer team for the 2005/2006 age group in the 2025 National Games. The 80-year-old confirmed the news in a phone interview.

He said he wanted to contribute to Shanghai soccer and the development of Chinese soccer talent once more. He also acknowledged the challenges ahead. 

"We will organize a large training team through various competitions and training selections. I can't do this work well by myself, we need a good coaching team," he added.

Beijing Youth Daily