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With slim, long legs and—in the case of males—magnificent antlers, the deer is a graceful artiodactyl mammal that is broadly represented in Chinese visual and literary culture. In Book of Poetry, we come to adore the gentleness of the deer depicted in lines like "with pleased sounds the deer call to one another, eating the celery of the fields". Meanwhile, we are all familiar with …

With slim, long legs and—in the case of males—magnificent antlers, the deer is a graceful artiodactyl mammal that is broadly represented in Chinese visual and literary culture. In Book of Poetry, we come to adore the gentleness of the deer depicted in lines like "with pleased sounds the deer call to one another, eating the celery of the fields". Meanwhile, we are all familiar with phrases that associate the creature with political power.

In this exhibition, Nanjing Museum and the Art Museum of The Chinese University of Hong Kong jointly explore multiple meanings of the deer in …

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Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies
Shatin, N.T.
Hong Kong, HK
Mon - Wed, Fri - Sat: 10am – 5pm Sundays and Public Holidays 1 – 5pm Closed Thursdays