Arts of Asia Spring 2018: Art on the Move Across Asia and Beyond – Part II

Arts of Asia Lecture Series
Gebel (Jonathan Goble), a Black Man, and a Chinese Man, from the Black Ship Scroll, approx. 1854. Japan; Edo period (1615–1868). Handscroll segment mounted as a hanging scroll; ink and colors on paper. Asian Art Museum, Museum purchase with assistance fro

Arts of Asia Spring 2018: Art on the Move Across Asia and Beyond – Part II

Instructor: 
Instructor of Record: Dr. Patricia Berger, UC Berkeley
When: 
Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Apr 27 2018.
January 26, 2018
Time: 
10:30am-12:30pm
Place: 
Due to construction during the Museum's transformation project, lectures will be held at UC Hastings College of the Law in Snodgrass Hall (Louis B. Mayer Lounge), 198 McAllister Street at Hyde Street
Fee: 
$175 Society members, $200 non-members, for the series. $20 per lecture drop-in, subject to availability

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 beginning of US-China trade, and collecting Asian art in the West.

SPEAKERS & TOPICS

INTRODUCTION

January 26, 2018
The Lives of Famous Buddhist Images: Fact and Fiction
Patricia Berger, UC Berkeley

EXCHANGES WITHIN AND BEYOND SOUTH, SOUTHEAST, AND WEST ASIA

February 2
East Meets West under the Mongols
Sheila Blair, Boston College

February 9
From New Spain to Mughal India: A Turkey in Jahangir's Court 
Sugata Ray, UC Berkeley

February 16
Imperial Cities: Architecture and Power in the Ottoman Empire
Heghnar Watenpaugh, UC Davis
 
February 23
Bronzes from Ancient Yunnan and Beyond: Stories at a Culture Crossroads
Chiou-Peng Tze-Huey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

March 2
The Pali Sphere: Buddhist Traditions of Sri Lanka and Mainland Southeast Asia
Forrest McGill, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

ASIA IN THE WEST, THE WEST IN ASIA

March 9
Chinoiserie and Japonisme: Asian Influence and Global Style
Stacey Sloboda, University of Massachusetts, Boston

March 16
The Garden Landscape in Cross-Cultural Translation: China and the West
Patricia Yu, UC Berkeley/Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

March 23
Mosque Lamps and Electric Hearts: Modern Art and Architecture in the Islamic World
Anneka Lenssen, UC Berkeley

March 30
Artists of the Canton Port
Winnie Wong, UC Berkeley

April 6
Reciprocal Exoticisms: China and Europe in the Eighteenth Century
David Porter, University of Michigan
 
April 13
The “Empress of China” and the Beginnings of the US-China Trade
John Rogers Haddad, Penn State University – Harrisburg

April 20 
Searching for the Exceptional: Western Collectors of Asian Art in America
Amy G. Poster, Curator Emerita of Asian Art at the Brooklyn Museum, New York

April 27
Courts, Politics, and Sino-Tibetan Artistic Exchange
Karl Debrezcny, Rubin Museum, New York