Emperor Huizong, personal name Zhao Ji, was in reign from 1100 to 1126. Although he has never been considered as a good ruler, he has been thought to be one of the best artists in whole Chinese history. Besides being talented in music and poetry, he has made great achievements in calligraphy and paintings. He invented a very sophisticated and elegant calligraphy style which is called ‘Slender Gold’ (瘦金体); his paintings of flower and bird are just so great that whenever we talk about Chinese flower and bird paintings, we will always refer to his works. Professor James Cahill from University of California, Berkeley made a very nice lecture on emperor Huizong’s paintings. It is a nice lecture to watch if you want to know more about Emperor Huizong’s art works.