A glimpse of Chinese cultural relics in foreign museums
Updated: 2015-08-04 08:00
By Xu Jing(chinadaily.com.cn)
Fishing in the Cold River Alone, a famous painting from the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), is kept in the Tokyo National Museum. [File photo]
There are more than 1,000 museums in Japan that have collected almost 2 million Chinese cultural relics. Most of them were sacked from China from 1900 to 1945. According to statistics by the Japanese government after the Japanese War of Aggression Against China (1931-1945), 3.6 million Chinese cultural relics were transported to Japan.
In the Tokyo National Museum there are more than 90,000 treasures from China, including many unique historical relics such as Fishing in the Cold River Alone, a famous painting by Ma Yuan from the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279).