For centuries, the scholar represented an ideal in Chinese culture. Great respect was accorded individuals who could read classical texts, write and paint, and pursue academic studies. This gallery at the Kwek Hong Png Wing considers a range of themes, from the scholar-officials who ran the government, to merchants who aspired to become scholars, to overseas Chinese who adopted many of the attributes of scholars.
True scholars, called literati, could read classical texts, write beautifully, paint well, play music, and pursued academic studies.
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555
Hours: Saturdays to Thursdays 10am – 7pm, Fridays 10am – 9pm
When: 1 Jan - 31 Dec 2017,