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.
Detail of two girls in the painting Brawler
Lecture
February 22, 2024
Liu Xiaodong
Artist
Sarah Lee Elson, Class of 1984, International Artist-in-Residence Talk: Liu Xiaodong  
5 30 pm
Robertson Hall 016
Organized by the Princeton University Art Museum
Cosponsored by the Tang Center for East Asian Art
Artwork by:  Sun Hu, Zhou Kun, and Ding Guanpeng . Artwork title: “Molding the [vessel] body and grinding the pigment,” the 10th album leaf, from Taoye tushuo 陶冶圖說 (Illustrated Manual of Ceramic Production),
Lecture
February 14, 2024
Kai Jun Chen
Brown University
Technocracy and Porcelain Manufacture at  the Early to Mid-Qing Court (1720s–1750s)
4 30 pm
202 Jones Hall
Organized by the East Asian Studies Program
Cosponsored by the Tang Center for East Asian Art
Detail of MiKyoung Lee, Reflected Memory 2
Lecture
December 7, 2023
MiKyoung Lee
Artist
Artist Conversation: MiKyoung Lee
11 Hulfish Street
Organized by the Princeton University Art Museum
Cosponsored by the Tang Center for East Asian Art
Artwork by:  Peng Wei. Artwork title: Autumn of Tang Dynasty
Lecture
November 30, 2023
Peng Wei
Artist
Artist Conversation: Peng Wei
5 30 pm
11 Hulfish Street
Organized by the Princeton University Art Museum and cosponsored by the Tang Center for East Asian Art
Detail of MiKyoung Lee, Dream 12
Lecture
November 9, 2023
Eleanor Hyun
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Threading Histories: Locating the Past in Contemporary Korean Art
5 30 pm
Louis A. Simpson International Building
Organized by the Princeton University Art Museum
Cosponsored by the Tang Center for East Asian Art
Dyeshop
Lecture
September 13, 2023
Rachel Silberstein
Independent scholar
Coming into Color: The Cloth Classic, Jiangnan Dyeworks, and the Expansion of Cotton Dyes in Qing China
4 30 pm
219 Burr Hall
Sponsored by the Tang Center for East Asian Art, the East Asian Studies Program, and the Department of Art and Archaeology
Artwork by:   . Artwork title: Shōfukuji Monastery in Hakata (modern Fukuoka), Japan
Lecture
April 27, 2023
Hsueh-man Shen
The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
Maritime Buddhist Art of the East Asian “Mediterranean,” ca. 900–1200
4 30 pm
East Pyne Building 010
Sponsored by the Department of Art & Archaeology and the Tang Center for East Asian Art
 Gu yan ta cun
Lecture
November 16, 2022
Thomas Kelly
Harvard University
The Matter of Inscription in Early Modern China
4 30 pm
202 Jones Hall
Cosponsored by the East Asian Studies Program
 Mogao Cave 217, north wall
Lecture
November 15, 2022
Anne N. Feng
Boston University
Water Transformation: Buddhist Meditation and Pure Land Art in Tang China
4 30 pm
McCosh 50
Bamboo basket
Tang Center Lecture Series
November 9, 2022
Christine Guth
Head, Asian Specialism, Royal College of Art / Victoria and Albert Museum History of Design Program (emerita)
From Meibutsu to National Treasures
4 30 pm
McCosh 50
Cosponsored by the Princeton University Art Museum
Artwork by:   . Artwork title: Spouted Wajima lacquer ware
Tang Center Lecture Series
November 7, 2022
Christine Guth
Head, Asian Specialism, Royal College of Art / Victoria and Albert Museum History of Design Program (emerita)
Marketing Meibutsu
4 30 pm
McCosh 50
Cosponsored by the Princeton University Art Museum
Eggplant shaped tea caddy named Tsukumo
Tang Center Lecture Series
November 2, 2022
Christine Guth
Head, Asian Specialism, Royal College of Art / Victoria and Albert Museum History of Design Program (emerita)
Of Meibutsu and Masterpieces
4 30 pm
McCosh 50
Cosponsored by the Princeton University Art Museum
Mogao Cave 17
Lecture
April 22, 2022
Valerie Hansen
Yale University
Cave 17 at Dunhuang, or Stein’s Library Cave: Reconstructing Silk Road Society
4 30 pm
McCosh 50
Cosponsored by the Princeton University Art Museum, the Department of Art and Archaeology, the East Asian Studies Program, and the Buddhist Studies Workshop
View of the Mogao Cliff in 1943–44
Symposium
April 22–23, 2022
Connecting Dunhuang

Sites, Art, and Ideas along the Silk Road(s)

Artwork by: Kitagawa Utamaro . Artwork title: Untitled (Kitchen Scene)
Lecture
October 28, 2021
Chelsea Foxwell
University of Chicago
Artful (Re)working: Pictures of Labor in Eighteenth-Century Japan
4 30 pm
Virtual
Cosponsored by the Department of Art and Archaeology and the Tang Center for East Asian Art
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
Detail of Woodblock printed map
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