In recent years, Korea’s vibrant art and culture have been recognized across the world, a mark of the nation’s thriving creativity. Taiwan is geographically close to the Korean Peninsula, separated only by the East Sea, and the two countries share a historical connection revealed in Qing documents that describe Korean seafarers accidentally drifting to Taiwan.
Building on the Qing Court collection, National Palace Museum now presents these historical accounts in the context of a detailed exploration of Korean art and culture. This exhibition focuses on the 18th-century golden era of Joseon and the prosperous Qing dynasty and unfolds an artistic dialogue between the two cultures.
This book is the exhibition guidebook. The exhibition is divided into two sections: “Envoy Missions” and “Artistic Encounters”. The first uses artifacts to bring to life exchanges between the Joseon dynasty and Ming and Qing officials, while the second explores the aesthetic and cultural traits of art from the Joseon and Qing dynasties.
Related network resources: Parallels in Arts of Joseon Dynasty and Qing Palace