SOAS University of London

Chinese Silk Culture and Embroidery Art Exhibition


Date: 11 December 2012Time: 2:00 PM

Finishes: 12 December 2012Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: 9th Floor, Bank of China London Head Office;

Type of Event: Exhibition

Note: Internal event not open to external attendees.


The China Silk Association and China Tong Yuan Co Ltd will jointly host an exclusive Chinese Silk Culture and Embroidery Art Exhibition on 11th -12th December 2012. The exhibition will be held on 9th Floor, Bank of China London Head Office; a unique central London venue in the heart of the City.

It is supported by the Chinese Embassy in the UK and the Bank of China.

A fine selection of silk and embroidery artwork will be on display, showcasing the heritage and craftsmanship of Chinese silk at the exhibition.

A limited selection of items will be for sale during the exhibition and the proceeds will be donated to the charity, the Art Room, Patron – HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.

The exhibition will be open to guests from the afternoon of 11th December between 2 to 5pm and the whole day on 12th December between 9am to 12am and 2pm to 5pm.

About the Exhibition

This exhibition will be an interactive journey through the history and heritage of Chinese silk production. Visitors will learn of the modern silk industry in China today as well as silk embroidery as a contemporary art form. There will be live embroidery performances, presentations and business matching meetings.

Who should attend?

The exhibition will be of interest to British companies and organisations engaged in the textiles industry that are interested in China. There will be the chance to meet business leaders and government officials from China’s Silk Capital and influential silk organisations.

There is also a strong cultural interest in the exhibition and anyone who is interested in Chinese culture will find the exhibits and journey fascinating.

The Launch (Invitation Only)

In the presence of HRH Duke of York and HE Mr Liu Xiaoming, Chinese Ambassador to the United Kingdom, the exclusive opening ceremony will take place in the morning of 11th December. A presentation ceremony will take place simultaneously with the launch. A silk embroidery portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II will be presented to HRH Duke of York by HE Mr Liu Xiaoming, Chinese Ambassador to the United Kingdom.


China Tong Yuan Co Ltd was registered in 1987. It focused on the culture industry investment and organizing international exhibitions especially in the field of silk. It is directly under the management of the All-China Federation of Industry & Commerce (ACFIC), which is a national business association of industry and commerce with over 1.8 million corporate, individual and business members across China. 

Mr. Zheng Guiquan, Chairman of China Tong Yuan Co., Ltd, Vice President of China Silk Association, is also plays an important role within the ACFIC.

Mr Zheng will lead a high profile delegation of senor members from:

  • China Silk Association—An official national business association for silk industry with more than 400 silk corporate and institute members across all main cities of China.
  • China Silk Cultural and Creative Industry Park (Shenzhen) -- Under China TongYuan Co., Ltd., China Silk Cultural and Creative Industry Park (SAC Park of China) is a main service and trading platform for all silk products in China, as most famous silk and textile brands of numerous enterprises are gathering in the SAC Park. There is Silk Culture Exhibition Hall, Shopping Mall for silk products, Innovation and Making Studio, Sericulture Garden for planting mulberry and sericulture in SAC Park of China. 
  • Suzhou Government—Suzhou, one of the most prosperous cities in China, is the current center of Chinese silk production and trading and also high technology enterprises.
  • Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute— It has the leading position in the field of Chinese Embroidery research and design. The magnificent embroidery works present as the prestigious gifts to the foreign state heads or dignitaries.

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