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Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words? Chinese Woodblock Prints of the Late Ming and Qing Periods
Oct. 7, 2016

June Li, curator emerita of the Chinese Garden at The Huntington, will look at some of the functions of printed images in China from the late 16th through the 19th centuries, using examples from the exhibition "Gardens, Art, and Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints."

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Painters, Carvers, and Style in Chinese Woodblock Printed Images
Oct. 28, 2016

Suzanne Wright, associate professor of art history at the University of Tennessee, discusses the partnerships between Chinese painters and woodblock carvers who worked together to produce prints of exquisite beauty in the Ming and Qing dynasties.

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Chop Suey, USA: How Americans Discovered Chinese Food
Feb. 22, 2018

Yong Chen, professor of history at the University of California, Irvine, discusses the historical forces that turned Chinese food, a cuisine once widely rejected by Americans, into one of the most popular ethnic foods in the U.S.

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Word and Image: Chinese Woodblock Prints
Dec. 5, 2016

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.

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The Making of a Chinese Medicine Text
Apr. 23, 2019

Sean Bradley, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Washington, explores the history and development of an early text on emergency Chinese medicine, the Zhouhou beiji fang 肘後備急方 (Emergency Medicines to Keep on Hand), by the 4th-century alchemist and scholar, Ge Hong 葛洪.

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The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics
Mar. 15, 2017

Mae Ngai discusses the role of Chinese miners in the 19th-century gold rushes of California, Australia, and South Africa, and the rise of anti-Chinese politics in the West.

Collections up Close: The Digital Collection as a Tool for Close Examination
Dec. 10, 2020

This program explores how educators, librarians, curators, artists, writers, and students can harness the power of digital archives and storytelling at a time when many of us are missing the hands-on experience of using library collections. Attendees learn about free online storytelling platforms that can be...

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Peace through a Bowl of Tea
Sep. 18, 2018

Glenn Webb, professor emeritus at Pepperdine University, discusses the globalization of the Japanese tea ceremony in the decades following World War II. Webb's lecture inaugurates the Dr. Genshitsu Sen Lecture Series, which focuses on Japanese tea culture.

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Two Sides of the Pacific: Japan and the Architecture of Greene & Greene
Mar. 18, 2021

Edward R. Bosley, Executive Director of The Gamble House, reveals the links between the architecture of Greene & Greene and their appreciation for Japanese architecture and design. Key factors include the Greenes' education and exposure to Japanese design while students and apprentices in Boston (1888–1893),...

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Reading Fragmentary Traces of the Writer’s Hand: Tekagami
Jan. 20, 2022

Edward Kamens, professor of Japanese Studies at Yale University, considers the aesthetics of viewing and reading early modern Japanese calligraphy albums—tekagami—in which fragmentary samples of writing by notable writers are brought together for appreciation and display. Focus will be placed on the content of a...

Mei Ling in China City
Mei Ling in China City
Feb. 17, 2019

Author Icy Smith and illustrator Gayle Garner Roski discuss their book Mei Ling in China City, based on a true story set in Los Angeles during World War II. The story revolves around the friendship between a Chinese American girl named Mei Ling Lee and her Japanese American friend, Yayeko Akiyama, who was...

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Hear and Now at The Huntington
Mar. 31, 2021

Hear and Now is a new podcast that connects the incomparable library, art, and botanical collections at The Huntington with the wider world. Join host Giovana Romano Sanchez for a series of short audio essays that explore objects and ideas found at The Huntington along with the brilliant minds behind them. What...


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