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Registration is now open for this exciting trip!
This amazing trip is limited to 20 Society members only and is expected to fill immediately so it is important to register now.
Four Treasures: Taiwan, Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou — April 7 — 21, 2019
Travel with the SAA as we explore four iconic areas famous for Chinese art, culture, history and diverse cuisines. Accompanying us on this memorable journey is retired UC Berkeley professor, Dr. Jeffrey Riegel, who led the much praised SAA 2013 China trip. Our planned itinerary starts in vibrant Taipei, continues to the beautiful mountainous northern area and then heads to the central part of the island. Highlights include visits to the National Palace Museum Taipei and Southern Branch, the Museum of the Institute of History and Philology, the Juming Museum and an afternoon at the studio of one of Taiwan's most celebrated ceramic artists, Ah Leon. From Taiwan, we fly to Shanghai, where we experience what makes the city so special including the Shanghai Museum, the Bund and the French Concession. Our stay also includes a visit to the studio of Liu Jianhua, the artist who created the Asian's amazing Collected Letters ceramic installation. We continue our journey with two nights in Suzhou, “the Venice of the East,” home to the I.M. Pei designed Suzhou Museum and renowned for its gardens. We then go to Hangzhou with its beautiful West Lake and tour the extensive collections of the Zhejiang Provincial Museum and the Liangzhu Museum.
Trip application will be accepted BY MAIL ONLY and must include your check for the $500 per person deposit and the reservation form. Acceptance will be determined by the earliest postmark date and a waiting list will be established.