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Taipei art exhibition celebrates 850th birthday of Genghis Khan

2013/01/06 16:18:27

Taipei, Jan. 6 (CNA) A series of portraits of emperors and consorts in China's Yuan Dynasty are currently on exhibition at National Palace Museum to mark the 850th birthday of the dynasty's first emperor Genghis Khan, the Taipei museum said recently.

The five imperial portraits, including paintings of Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan, will be on display until March 25 at the museum as part of the exhibition "The Art and Aesthetics of Form: Selections from the History of Chinese Painting."

Mongolia's Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Tumenjargal Magaadai will lead a delegation on a visit to the museum Jan. 8 to join the celebration, the museum said.

The Ulaanbaatar Trade and Economic Office in Taipei will also arrange to have Mongolian masters sing Mongolian traditional folk songs and play the morin khuur, a traditional Mongolian bowed stringed instrument, at the museum that day.

(By Christie Chen)
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