Lecture series: Before the Golden Peaches, Fresh Perspectives on Early Eurasian Exchanges

Lecture Series, Zurich, Spring Semester 2022 (February-June)

The Golden Peaches from Samarkand – like nothing else – stand pars pro toto for all exotic things that reached China during one of its most cosmopolitan and prosperous eras in history. Eminent scholars like Berthold Laufer and Edward H. Schafer masterfully demonstrated the earliest exchange of exotics between China and regions from across Eurasia by using linguistic, historical, and archaeological data. Beyond doubt, tremendous progress has been made in all these fields ever since.

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Upcoming Talk: Symbolisation, Approximation and Visualization: The Meaning of Architectural Perspective in Tang Dynasty Wall Paintings

The Department of Fine Arts and the Art Museum at the Chinese University of Hong Kong will be co-hosting a lecture, "Symbolisation, Approximation, and Visualization:The Meaning of Architectural Perspective in Tang Dynasty Wall Paintings" by Prof. Ho Puay-peng on May 14, 2021, 12:30-2 PM (Hong Kong Time). The Lecture will be delivered via Zoom in English.  Zoom Meeting ID: 913 2308 0481 (Passcode: 904206) https://cuhk.zoom.us/j/91323080481?fbclid=IwAR24dunb1IEEVLarkhzfNEi0olkzkgGLe8SZzNW7KjU9Z7rszIt8LJbV5h4#success
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Charm of Japanese Archaeology Seminar Series

The Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties will be hosting a series of talks by foreign scholars on Japanese archaeology from May 17, 2021 to March 9, 2022. Talks will be held via Zoom in Japanese. You can register for the event via the following link: https://forms.gle/chxDqYJYhsENAtmH7 If you have questions about the event, please contact Miss Natsuki Murakami at murakami-n33@nich.go.jp Series 1: May 17, 2021, 17:00-18:30 GMT+9
Dunhuang Manuscripts

Upcoming Talk: "That the prefecture may be tranquil”: A Thousand-Year-Old Buddhist Print from Dunhuang

Join Royal Ontario Museum's Wen-chien Cheng, Dr. Jessica Lockhart and Dr. Amanda Goodman of the University of Toronto as they explore how modern research and scientific analysis can shed light on the history of a thousand-year-old Buddhist devotional print from Dunhuang, China, one of several dozen surviving prints that commemorate a summer festival held at the site in the year 947 CE on Thursday, April 8 2021, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT


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