Symposium - Word & Image: Chinese Woodblock Prints

Symposium - Word & Image: Chinese Woodblock Prints
Nov 12, 2016

Saturday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

China’s late Ming period witnessed an unprecedented production of woodblock images, printed for a variety of purposes ranging from stationery paper to pictorial books. This symposium, organized in conjunction with the exhibition “Gardens, Art, and Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints,” explores the relationship and interaction between image and text in woodblock prints during the late Ming and Qing periods. $15. Optional lunch can be pre-ordered for an additional $16. Register online. Rothenberg Hall.

 

Symposium Schedule

 

8:30 a.m. - Registration & Coffee

 

9:15 a.m. - Welcome and Introduction

June Li, curator emerita, Garden of Flowing Fragrance, The Huntington

Suzanne E. Wright, associate professor, School of Art: Art History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 

9:30 a.m. - Keynote Speaker

Nature, Print, and Art: Commerce and Garden Culture in Late Imperial China

Kai-Wing Chow, associate head, professor of East Asian languages and cultures, professor of history, Department of History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

10:00 a.m. - Morning Session

Moderator: Soren Edgren, professor, Rare Book School, former editorial director of the Chinese Rare Books Project

 

10:15 a.m. - Illustrating Encyclopedic Knowledge in the Ming

He Yuming, associate professor of Chinese, East Asian languages and cultures, University of California, Davis

 

10:50 a.m. - 15-minute break

 

11:05 a.m. - The Kangxi Emperor’s Thirty-Six Views: The Making of an Imperial Publication

Richard Strassberg, professor, Asian languages and cultures, University of California, Los Angeles

 

11:40 p.m. - Session discussion

 

12:15 p.m. - Lunch

 

2:00 p.m. - Afternoon Session

Moderator: Lucille Chia, professor, Department of History, University of California, Riverside

 

2:15 p.m. - Poetic Pictures in Late-Ming Illustrated Dramatic Publications

Meng-ching Ma, associate professor, Center for General Education and Institute of History, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

 

2:50 p.m. - The Swallow Messenger: Text and Image

Suzanne E. Wright, associate professor, School of Art: Art History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 

3:25 p.m. - 15-minute break

 

3:40 p.m. - A Panoply of Metaphor: Painting and Intermediality in the Late Ming

Hu Jun, assistant professor, East Asian art, Department of Art History, Northwestern University

 

4:15 p.m. - Session discussion

 

4:45 p.m. - Closing panel

 

This symposium was made possible by generous support from the Justin Vajna Memorial Fund for Educational Programs in the Chinese Garden.

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