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National Palace Museum

Tusu Wine: The Emperor's First Drink of the Chinese New Year (in Chinese)

  • Chief Editor: Ho, Chuan-hsing
  • Contributers: Hou Yi-li, Wu Hsiao-yun and He Yan-chiuan
    ISBN: 978-957-562-721-8
    Price: NT$200
    Binding: softcover
China has had a long history of wine brewing and a long standing and well established wine culture. Over the years, the tusu wine tradition has evolved from that recorded in the rare books to a custom practiced to welcome the New Year. To celebrate the arrival of 2015, the National Palace Museum (NPM) planned and organized the Tusu Wine: The Emperor's First Drink of the Chinese New Year Special Exhibition. In this special exhibition, the NPM combined its treasured artifacts with the New Year customs practiced by the Qing court to reveal to visitors the Chinese wine culture; the special exhibition is divided into three sections, which are "Explaining Tusu," "Writing About Tusu," and "Drinking Tusu." NPM's collection of rare books, paintings, calligraphy, and antiquities from the Qing courts during Qianlong and Jiaqing's reigns has been selected for display. In addition, to supplement the exhibition, special exhibition guidebooks have been published. By reading through the guidebook chapters such as "Tusu Wine: The Emperor's First Drink of the Chinese New Year," "Tusu Extends Life in a Jade Goblet: the History of the Jade Goblet and the Origin of the Consumption of Tusu," and "Master Poets When Intoxicated but Unenlightened When Sober: Calligraphy Masterpieces Produced by Masters ‘Under the Influence,'" readers will be able to see the allusions and symbolic importance associated with the tusu wine as well as the beauty of Qing court wine vessels related to the consumption of tusu.
Tusu Wine: The Emperor's First Drink of the Chinese New Year
Tusu Wine: The Emperor's First Drink of the Chinese New Year