Description of impactIlluminating Histories and Mythologies in Historical Chinese Art
Accompanying the exhibition 'Heaven and earth in Chinese art: treasures from the National Palace Museum', Taipei, this lecture series explores the ancient philosophical concept of tian ren he yi — the harmony of heaven and humanity. Over five weeks, leading scholars will present a history of Chinese art through this lens, traversing themes of heaven and earth, the seasons, significant places, landscapes and the place of humanity in the world.
The speakers are Dr Karyn Lai, associate professor of philosophy at the University of New South Wales, Dr Marja Sarvimaki, associate professor at the Bond University’s Abedian School of Architecture, Dr Xiaohuan Zhao, senior lecturer in Chinese literature and theatre at the University of Sydney, Dr Shirley Chan, head of Chinese studies at Macquarie University and Dr Jay Xu, the director and CEO of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.
These public programs are supported by the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation and the Australian Government through the Australia-China Council of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
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