Lost Kingdoms of Ancient China

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Bronze vessel from Zeng tomb no. 28 at Yejiashan, Suizhou, ca. 1000 BCE. Photo courtesy of Hubei Provincial Museum.

Lost Kingdoms of Ancient China

Fan Jeremy Zhang
September 29, 2022
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Samsung Hall, Asian Art Museum
$15 per person Society members; $20 per person non-members. Advance registration must be received by SAA by Sept. 22, 2022. All in-person event fees are after museum admission.

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The blockbuster Lost Kingdoms of Ancient China show opens in late September, and the exhibition's distinguished curator, Dr. Fan Jeremy Zhang, will share his insights relating to this exhibition in addition to providing important historical background.

The "lost kingdoms" of Zheng and Chu flourished in the middle Yangzi River region about 2,500 years ago before being conquered by China's First Emperor. These kingdoms' extraordinary artistic achievements were revealed in amazing finds from recent archaeological excavations, and most of these loans to the exhibition have not been shown outside China.

Dr. Fan Jeremy Zhang is the Barbara and Gerson Bakar Curator for Chinese Art at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Trained as an archaeologist in China, Dr. Zhang holds a PhD from Brown University and was formerly a lecturer at Smith College and the curator of Asian art at the Ringling Museum of Art in Florida.

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