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.
Mogao Cave 158. Reclining Buddha, Parinirvāṇa scene. West wall.
Panel Discussion
May 26, 2021
Visualizing Dunhuang Book Launch
Album leaf by Shen Zhou
Lecture
April 14, 2021
Lihong Liu
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Shen Zhou's (1427–1509) Paintings from Life
4 30 pm
Virtual
Cosponsored by the East Asian Studies Program and the Tang Center for East Asian Art
Page from Xuande yiqi tupu
Lecture
March 31, 2021
Bruce Rusk
University of British Columbia
Art Work: Classifying Artifacts as Official Business in Late Imperial China
4 30 pm
Virtual
Cosponsored by the East Asian Studies Program and the Tang Center for East Asian Art
Views of West Lake
Lecture
November 11, 2020
Hui-shu Lee
University of California, Los Angeles
Picturing West Lake: The Poetics and Representation of an Iconic Place
4 30 pm
Virtual
Cosponsored by the East Asian Studies Program and the Tang Center for East Asian Art
Artwork by:  Su Shi. Artwork title: Old Trees, Rock, and Bamboo
Lecture
September 23, 2020
Peter Sturman
University of California, Santa Barbara
Inscriptional Practices of the Northern Song Literati
4 30 pm
Virtual
Cosponsored by the East Asian Studies Program and the Tang Center for East Aisan Art
Artwork by:   . Artwork title: Tray with Abundant Grain and Vegetable Design and Inscription reading “People's Communes are Good” (人民公社好 )
Lecture
February 6, 2020
Alfreda Murck
Columbia University
Turnips, Peppers, and Mangoes: Food Symbolism in the People's Republic of China
5 00 pm
101 McCormick Hall
Organized by the Tang Center for East Asian Art and the Princeton University Art Museum. Cosponsored by the East Asian Studies Program.
Artwork by:  Unknown . Artwork title: Amorous Meeting in an Interior
Tang Center Lecture Series
November 7, 2019
Jan Stuart
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Auspicious Elegance and Erudition on Display
4 30 pm
101 McCormick Hall
Organized by the Tang Center for East Asian Art and cosponsored by the Department of Art and Archaeology
Artwork by:  Unknown . Artwork title: New Year's Eve
Tang Center Lecture Series
November 5, 2019
Jan Stuart
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Decorating for Seasons and Status
4 30 pm
101 McCormick Hall
Organized by the Tang Center for East Asian Art and cosponsored by the Department of Art and Archaeology
Preparing for an Outdoor Banquet
Panel Discussion
October 19, 2019
In Good Taste

Food and Feasting in Chinese Art

Artwork by:  Unknown . Artwork title: White Lotuses
WORKSHOP
Summer 2019
New Approaches to Transregional Art History

2019 Princeton–Gakushuin Inter-University Graduate Student Workshop

Organized by Caitlin Karyadi

Artwork by:   . Artwork title: Portrait-Icon of Murasaki Shikibu
Lecture
April 16, 2019
Melissa McCormick
Harvard University
Illuminating Genji: A Lecture on The Tale of Genji Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
4 30 pm
106 McCormick Hall
Cosponsored by the East Asian Studies Program
Artwork by:   Wang Hong . Artwork title: Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang Rivers
WORKSHOP
Spring 2019
Questions on the Concept of Landscape in Chinese Art

Organized by Cheng-hua Wang and Dora C. Y. Ching

Artwork by:   . Artwork title: Male portraits from Baishou lianpu, Collection of Faces of One-Hundred Elderly
Lecture
March 27, 2019
Klaas Ruitenbeek
Berlin Museum of Asian Art
Albums of Ordinary Faces: Small-size Portraits from Painters' Studios in Late Imperial China
4 30 pm
106 McCormick Hall
Cosponsored by the East Asian Studies Program
Artwork by: Tachihara Kyōsho . Artwork title: Poet Painting
Panel Discussion
November 8, 2018
Place Making in the Arts

Japan and Beyond

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