dr. xiaoneng yang, patrick j.j. maveety curator of asian art at stanford university and the board member of the edgar snow memorial foundation, specializes in chinese archaeology, history of art, and material culture. he has organized influential exhibitions, such as the golden age of chinese archaeology: celebrated discoveries from the people s republic of china, which opened at the national gallery of art, washington, d.c. in 1999. presidents bill clinton and jiang zemin provided prefaces to this exhibition catalogue.
his recent publications include the golden age of chinese archaeology; new perspectives on chinas past; reflections of early china; tracing the past,drawing the future; and hello, shanghai.
the impact of chinese art: and archaeological exhibitions in the west
after president nixon visited china in 1972, "art and archaeological exhibition diplomacy" became a very effectivemeans to improve westem understanding of chinese culture, promote friendship between china and foreign nations, encourage the study of chinese culture in westem academia, and generally increase the interest in chinese culture throughout the world. the contributions ofthese overseas exhibitions are not only as significant as the famous "ping pong diplomacy," but in fact have had a much more long-lasting impact. this paper will discuss some paradigms of the overseas exhibitions, illustrate their development and contents, and reveal some examples of their organizational complexities. this paper will also demonstrate that these overseas exhibitions have successfully realized dialogues between chinese and westem cultures, crossing the boundaries of different polities, beliefs, and regions, and, thus, truly acting as a bridge between china and the rest of the world.
杨晓能博士为美国斯坦福大学坎特视觉艺术中心亚洲主任以及埃德加、斯诺基金会董事。他组织了具有重大国际影响的中国文物和艺术展览，促进了西方深入了解中国的文化和艺术。其策划的《中国考古学的黄金时代：中华人民共和国辉煌考古成就展》1999年9月在华盛顿国家美术馆首展，被《华盛顿邮报》誉为《古埃及法老展》以来、在美国首都最令人震撼的古代艺术展， 《纽约时报》则称其为中国的凯旋。 北京三联书店翻译出版了他的著作之-《另一种古史》。