1973 - The artist is named Knight of the Legion of Honour.
1972 - Zao Wou-ki returns for the first time to China, after 24 years of absence.
1964 - Zao Wou-ki becomes a French citizen thanks to André Malraux.
1955 - Zao Wou-ki signs a contract with the Gallery of France
1952 - Zao’s first major exhibition in New York.
1950 - The artist signs a contract with Pierre Loeb, a merchant. He becomes acquainted with Picasso, Soulages, Hartung and Vieira da Silva.
1948 - Zao Wou-ki settles in Paris and dedicates himself to painting.
1941 - Zao Wou-ki becomes a teacher in the same school where he stays for 6 years.
1935 - Zao Wou-ki enters the Hang Tchou School of Fine Arts.
1920 - Zao Wou-ki is born in Beijing.
1949 - Gallery Creuze, Paris, France.
1951 - Gallery Klipstein, Bern, Switzerland.
1954 - Cadby Birch Gallery, New-York, USA.
1958 - Gallery Kootz, New-York, USA.
1963 - Redfern Gallery, London, England.
1968 - Gallery Franck Perls, Los Angeles, USA.
1972 - Galerie de France, Paris, France.
1957 - "Zao-Wou-ki" by Jean Grenier, Ed. Preuves, Paris.
1957 - "Zao Wou-ki" by Claude Roy, Ed. George Fall, Paris.
1962 - "Zao-Wou-ki" by Michel Ragon, Ed. Cimaises, Paris.
1970 - "Zao-Wou-ki" by Claude Roy, Ed. le Musée de Poche.
"Zao-Wou-ki, the graphic work" by Jorgen Agerup, all the original prints of the artist are in this catalogue, including the one in the illustrated books. Ed. Heede et Moestrup.