Profile: the artist Zanina Hashmi. The recent Buddhist Art Forum at the Courtauld Institute, London. Chinese ink painting in London – at the British Museum and Saatchi Gallery – and in New York at Asia Society. Southern Song dynasty paintings in Tokyo. More Ruined Ruins … the temples of Ou Mong and Wat Phuo in southern Laos. The Zelnik Collection, Southeast Asian gold in Budapest. Vietnamese War Museums in Hanoi. Seductions of the Palace: a history of Chinese cooking and cuisine in Paris. Summer fair roundup – Brussels and London. Exhibitions: The lacquerware of Shibata Zeshin at the Cernuschi Museum in Paris; Sultans, Merchants and Painters, celebrating 400 years of Dutch-Turkish relations in Amsterdam; Unearthed: Recent Archaeological Findings from Northern China in Williamstown, MA; Tomb Treasures from Han China, the blockbuster exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, UK; The Beauty of the Moment, Japanese prints at the Rietberg Museum in Zurich. Listings. Islamic Arts Diary.