Arts of Asia Lecture Series

Friday, September 22, 2017
Instructor of Record: Pat Berger, UC Berkeley

This Arts of Asia lecture series launches a two-semester exploration of the centuries of active exchange of art and ideas across the great trade routes of Asia, Europe, and the New World. The renowned scholar Professor Pat Berger of UC Berkeley will be the Instructor of Record for both series. From prehistory and antiquity to the period of the great medieval empires and into the modern era, the arts have been ambassadors of the cultures that produced them, inspiring curiosity, desire, envy, new markets, and even technological espionage. Certain goods—silk, paper, porcelain, gold, gems—transcended cultures. Other goods were attractive...

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