Lectures

Lectures from distinguished guests and members of the Princeton University faculty take place throughout the academic year.
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:  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
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
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
Artwork by:  Mang Huli. Artwork title: Seated Lady Holding a Fan
Lecture
November 19, 2014
Hiromi Kinoshita
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Building and Display: The Chinese Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
4 30 pm
106 McCormick Hall
Tea leaf storage jar called "Chigusa" dressed with silk cord and mouth cover
Lecture
November 7, 2014
Takeuchi Jun’ichi
Eisei-Bunko Museum, Tokyo
The Art of Tea in Sixteenth-Century Japan
4 30 pm
101 McCormick Hall
Cosponsored by the Department of Art and Archaeology, the Princeton University Art Museum, and the Program in East Asian Studies
Artwork by:   . Artwork title: Mount Tai. One of the five Marchmounts Illustrations from Wuyue you cao
Lecture
February 17, 2014
JP Park
University of California, Riverside
Art by the Book: Painting Manuals and the Leisure Life in Late Ming China
4 30 pm
106 McCormick Hall
Detail of Hon’ami Kōetsu handscroll
Lecture
February 11, 2014
John Carpenter
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Poetry in Ink: Form and Rhythm in Japanese Calligraphy
5 00 pm
106 McCormick Hall
Detail of handscroll by QIao Zhongchang
Lecture
October 7, 2013
Martin Powers
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Pictorial Citation in Song China: Theory and Practice
5 00 pm
106 McCormick Hall
Cosponsored by the Department of Art and Archaeology
Lecture
February 20, 2013
Angela Zito
New York University
Writing in Water: A Film Screening in Chinese with English Subtitles
7 30 pm
106 McCormick Hall
Cosponsored by the Program in East Asian Studies, Film Studies, and the Department of Religion
Lecture
February 12, 2013
Peter Sturman
University of California, Santa Barbara
Family Matters: The Strange Case of the Poetic Ideas’ Scroll Attributed to Mi Youren and Sima Huai
5 00 pm
106 McCormick Hall
Cosponsored by the Department of Art and Archaeology
Artwork by:  Composite view . Artwork title: Gabriel Orozco, Black Kites, 1997 (left); Murakami Takashi, Time Bokan, 2001 (center); Subodh Gupta, Very Hungry God, 2006 (right)
Lecture
November 15, 2012
Bert Winther-Tamaki
University of California, Irvine
Global Convergences: Japanese, Indian, and Mexican Art Since 1876
4 30 pm
106 McCormick Hall
Lecture
November 14, 2012
Yomi Braester
University of Washington
Digital Effects and Cinephiliac Ethics: Chinese Film under the Sign of Globalization
4 30 pm
202 Jones Hall
Cosponsored by the Program in East Asian Studies