The Arts of Asia Spring 2013: The Culture and Arts of China : From the Song Dynasty to Contemporary

Arts of Asia Lecture Series
Baluster Vase, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), Reign of the Kangxi Emperor (1662-1722). China. Porcelain. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P78.

The Arts of Asia Spring 2013: The Culture and Arts of China : From the Song Dynasty to Contemporary

See schedule below
Repeats every week every Friday until Fri May 03 2013.
January 25, 2013
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Samsung Hall
$20 per lecture (after Museum admission and after 10:15am, subject to availability). Series Tickets are sold out.

Videos of the lectures are now available on the Asian Art Museum's Apple Podcasts. Click here to view the available videos from this lecture series.

Register now for the spring semester of the Arts of Asia lecture series: The Culture and Arts of China. Featuring an impressive roster of prominent curators and scholars, the next 15 lectures will proceed chronologically from the Song Dynasty to China's vibrant contemporary art scene. As always, lecturers will showcase the outstanding collection of the Asian Art Museum and reveal how the museum's masterpieces can deepen our understanding of Chinese culture, history, religion, and the role of global cultural interchanges. 


January 25
Chinese Painting and Calligraphy: Theory and Practice Study Guide 
Peter Sturman, UC Santa Barbara

February 1
Refinement Perfected: The Arts of the Song Dynasty (960–1279) Study Guide
Robert Mowry, Harvard

February 8
China under Foreign Domination: Liao, Jin, Yuan Dynasties Study Guide
Hsueh-man Shen, New York University

February 15
Demons, Melons, and the Mandate of Heaven: Religion in the Founding of the Ming Dynasty Study Guide
Sarah Schneewind, UC San Diego

February 22
Court Arts of the Mid and Late Ming Dynasty Study Guide
Michael Knight, AAM

March 1
Ming Literati Culture: Artists and Collectors as Arbiters of Taste Study Guide
Dora Ching, Princeton

March 8
China in the World - 500 Years Ago Study Guide
Timothy Brook, University of British Columbia

March 15
Symbolism in Chinese Art Study Guide
Terese Bartholomew, AAM

March 22
Suzhou, Yangzhou and the Grand Canal Study Guide
Michael Knight, AAM

March 29
Latter Days of the Law: Buddhist Art in China after the Huichang Persecution (845CE) Study Guide
Pat Berger, UC Berkeley

April 5
Who Were the Manchus: From Garrison to Court in an Early Modern Empire Study Guide
R. Kent Guy, University of Washington

April 12
The Literati Tradition during the Qing Dynasty Study Guide
Joseph Chang, AAM

April 19
China in Transition: 1850-1949 Study Guide
Claudia Brown, Arizona State University

April 26
Revolutionary Ink: Six Decades of Chinese Brush-and-Ink Painting and Social Transformation, 1949-2013 Study Guide
Lisa Claypool, University of Alberta

May 3
Wrap-up of Chinese Art from Song to Contemporary Study Guide
Michael Knight, AAM

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