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The Mary Griggs Burke Center for Japanese Art at the University of Columbia will be hosting a seminar "The Afterlife of Chinese Yuan Dynasty Bronzes in Japan" by Pengliang Lu on December 2, 2020, 6:00-7:00 PM (GMT -5) via Zoom. 

The Yuan dynasty (1271-1368) was a key era for the production of “later Chinese bronzes,” a category that received relatively scant attention in comparison to ancient Chinese bronzes.  These bronzes actually played a more significant role in China than is currently understood. Interestingly, Japan is a treasure-trove of Yuan bronzes. Since the thirteenth century, Chinese bronzes were exported to Japan and widely used in flower arrangements, incense, and tea ceremonies. Through textual materials and extant examples of bronzes in various public and private collections, this talk will explore how they were appreciated in Muromachi and Edo Japan.

Pengliang Lu is the Associate Curator of Chinese Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, USA. 

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