Calendar of Events

Tang Center events are free and open to the public, but advance registration is recommended for some events, where noted. Reservations will be accepted in the order they are received. Register for events here.
Panasonic Corporation National brand light bulb advertisement from the 1930s
Lecture
October 11, 2018
Gennifer Weisenfeld
Duke University
Electric Design: Light, Labor, and Leisure in Prewar Japanese Advertising
5 00 pm
101 McCormick Hall
Cosponsored by the Department of Art and Archaeology
Artwork by:  Yeesookyung . Artwork title: Translated Vase TVW1
Lecture
October 9, 2018
Soyoung Lee
Harvard Art Museums
Korean Ceramics: Not Your Usual Story
4 30 pm
106 McCormick Hall
Cosponsored by the East Asian Studies Program
Artwork by: Hakuin Ekaku . Artwork title: Shoki
Panel Discussion
April 20, 2018
Zen Ink

Paintings by Hakuin Ekaku (1686–1768)

Artwork by:  Kano Isen'in Naganobu. Artwork title: Copies of Paintings by Chinese and Japanese Masters
WORKSHOP
Spring 2018
Visual and Textual Lineages in Premodern East Asia

Organized by Yuanxin Chen and Caitlin Karyadi

Artwork by:  Utagawa Kuniyoshi. Artwork title: Color woodblock print from the series One of the Eight Hundred Heroes of the Water Margin of Japan
Lecture
April 6, 2018
Sarah Thompson
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Under the Skin: Tattoos in Japanese Prints
2 00 pm
010 East Pyne Hall
Cosponsored by the Friends of the Princeton University Library and the Tang Center for East Asian Art
Lecture
February 15, 2018
Wu Hung
University of Chicago
A Short History of Black Painting”: A Counter Tradition in Chinese Art
4 30 pm
101 McCormick Hall
Cosponsored by the Department of Art and Archaeology
Lecture
April 27, 2017
Gregory Levine
University of California, Berkeley
Nezu Ka’ichiro’s Buddha Heads, Yamanaka Sadajiro, and Tianlongshan’s Sculptural Diaspora
4 30 pm
106 McCormick Hall
Cosponsored by the Department of Art and Archaeology
Three-legged Ru ware incense burner
Lecture
March 7, 2017
Nigel Wood
Ashmolean Museum
The Sky after Rain”: New Light on Song Imperial Celadons
4 30 pm
106 McCormick Hall
Cosponsored by the East Asian Studies Program
Ming dynasty pipa (lute)
Lecture
October 19, 2016
Judith Zeitlin
University of Chicago
A Ming pipa in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: In Pursuit of Historical, Visual, and Musical Connections
4 30 pm
202 Jones Hall
Cosponsored by the East Asian Studies Program
Veined marble landscape by Ruan Yuan
Tang Center Lecture Series
April 19, 2016
Robert E. Harrist, Jr.
Columbia University
Beyond Painting: Landscape and Other Mediums in Modern China
5 00 pm
101 McCormick Hall
Veined marble landscape by Ruan Yuan
Tang Center Lecture Series
April 12, 2016
Robert E. Harrist, Jr.
Columbia University
Stone Paintings and Landscapes Made by Chance
5 00 pm
101 McCormick Hall
Detail of Tale of Genji handscroll
Graduate Student Symposium
February 27, 2016
Images and Codes

The Problem of Reading Art

Mogao Cave 251, Dunhuang
Symposium
November 13–14, 2015
Visualizing Dunhuang
Artwork by: James Lo . Artwork title: Cave 285, Detail
Lecture
November 10, 2015
Roderick Whitfield
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Dunhuang: Global Gallery of Art and Faith
6 30 pm
Princeton Club of New York
Cosponsored by the Princeton Club of New York, the Dunhuang Foundation, and Princeton University's Office of Alumni Affairs
View of the Northern Caves at Dunhuang
Lecture
October 22, 2015
Hsueh-man Shen
Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
Creating and Re-creating the Mogao Grottoes at Dunhuang
5 00 pm
101 McCormick Hall
Cosponsored by the Princeton University Art Museum and Funded by the Henry Luce Foundation
Photograph by James Lo from the Dunhuang caves
EXHIBITION
October 3, 2015 – January 10, 2016
Sacred Caves of the Silk Road

Ways of Knowing and Re-Creating Dunhuang

Silk mouth cover for Chigusa
WORKSHOP
Spring 2015
Workshop on Chigusa

Principal organizers: Andrew M. Watsky and Dora C.Y. Ching, Princeton University, with Louise Cort, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Lecture
April 29, 2015
Sarah Kile
University of Michigan
Thinking with Lenses: Optical Technology in Literature and Visual Culture in Seventeenth-Century China
4 30 pm
106 McCormick Hall
Cosponsored by the Program in East Asian Studies and the Department of Comparative Literature
Artwork by:  Unknown Artist . Artwork title: Jade object
Lecture
March 3, 2015
Lillian Lan-ying Tseng
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University
Immortality in a Global Context: The Tomb of the King of Nanyue in Early China Revisited
5 00 pm
106 McCormick Hall
Cosponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America and the Department of Art and Archaeology
WORKSHOP
Spring 2015
At Work with Artwork
Museum Curators

Jan Stuart, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery