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ďCherished by the Chinese for generations, scholarsí rocks or íspirit stonesí are gaining appreciation in the West for their beauty and spiritual meaning. Kemin Hu was stirred to an appreciation of scholarís rocks by her father, a noted connoisseur of Chinese antiquities. She became an authority on scholarís stones through her long career as a dealer and collector, as well as through her friendships with such great collectors as Richard Rosenblum and C.C. Wang.Ē - Asia Society
ďKeminís passionate interests in scholarís rocks, come from her father, Hu Zhao-Kang, who was a noted connoisseur of Chinese Bonsai, Penjing, Gongshi and Chinese antiquities for 50 years of his life. Keminís own vast collection of Scholarís Rocks has been featured in numerous exhibitions, including a 100-piece Exhibit in the New York Chinese Scholarís Garden at the Staten Island Botanical Garden in 2002. She has given a number of talks and lectures at the Asia Society in New York City, at MITís Boston Club Event, and during many stone symposiums. In 2003, she was invited by CCTV (Chinese Central Television) to be interviewed on Scholarís Rocks as part of an expert forum on the popular TV program ďArt and Collection.Ē Some scholars in this field praise her as the most renowned woman connoisseur of Chinese Scholarís Stones in 400 years.Ē - World Bonsai Convention
Kemin Hu is the author of four books on Scholarsí Rocks.