Exhibition on Chinese Celebrities Opens at PMNH on Nov. 12
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
A 2-day exhibition on eight modern times eminent Chinese celebrities will be held at Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH), Garden Avenue Shakarparian, Islamabad on November 12-13, 2013.
The inaugural ceremony of the exhibition will be held at 4pm at PMNH, which will be attended by Ambassador of People’s Republic of China to Pakistan, Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) Chairman Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto, senior officials from Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), representatives of diplomatic community and artists and writers.
The 20th century saw a major shift in the way that vast numbers of people lived, as a result of changes in politics, ideology, economics, society, culture, science, technology, and medicine. The century had the first global-scale wars between several world powers across multiple continents including World War I and World War II. Nationalism became a major political issue in the world in the 20th century.
Feminism that demanded that women have equal rights to men was a major political issue in the world. Mass media, telecommunications, and information technology (especially computers, paperback books, public education, and the Internet) made the world's knowledge more widely available. Many people's view of the world changed significantly as they became much more aware of the struggles of others and, as such, became increasingly concerned with human rights. The world also became more culturally homogenized than ever with developments in transportation and communications technology.
Pakistan and China relationship were established on 21 May 1951. The long-standing ties between the two countries have been mutually beneficial. Now with the collaborative efforts of Chinese Embassy Islamabad and PMNH, a subsidiary of PSF, working under MoST, an exhibition is being organized about commemoration of the intellectual and diligent efforts of Eight Icons of culture which became a source of enlightenment in the cultural thoughts and vision based upon the ancient thinking, customs and values. Among these are the personalities like;
Madam Song Qingling, a political worker, Journalist, and a visionary leader, Li Dazhao, a Chinese intellectual who co-founded the Communist Party of China with Chen Duxiu in 1921, Lu Xun, a leading figure of modern Chinese literature, Guo Moruo, was a Chinese author, poet, historian, and archaeologist, Mao Dun, a 20th-century Chinese novelist, cultural critic, and journalist, Lao She, a notable Chinese writer; a novelist and a dramatist, Xu Beihong, primarily known for his Chinese ink paintings of horses and birds, Mei Lanfang, an artist who performed in Theatre and Opera.