Arts of Asia Lecture Series

Friday, February 23, 2018
Instructor of Record: Dr. Patricia Berger, UC Berkeley

The Arts of Asia lecture series continues the second part of a two-semester exploration of the centuries of active exchange of art and ideas across cultural borders. The arts have been ambassadors of the cultures that produced them, inspiring curiosity, desire, new markets and technological espionage.

The 14 lectures in Spring 2018 will cover the lives of famous Buddhist images, how East met West under the Mongols, the transmission and cultural impact of metallurgy across Eurasia, architecture and aesthetics in the Ottoman Empire, Chinoiserie and Japonisme, 18th-century exchanges in garden arts, the Empress of China and the...

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