November 6–7, 2004
The Family Model in Chinese Art and Culture
9 45 am
5 15 pm
McCosh 10
9 20 am
5 00 am
McCosh 10
Organized by the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art and co-sponsored by the Department of Art and Archaeology and the Princeton University Art Museum with support from the Freeman Foundation

This symposium focuses on the multifaceted aspects of the family model as an enduring force central to patterns of social organization and cultural articulation throughout Chinese history. The papers provide an interdisciplinary exploration of the ways in which family and the arts intersect to inform artistic perceptions, content, and production.


Symposium Program

Saturday, 6 November 2004

Registration and Coffee
8:30–9:45 am
McCormick Hall

The “Real” Family in China

Morning Session
9:45 am–1:00 pm

McCosh 10
Arthur M. Woods ’34 Auditorium

Real and Ideal, The Family in Ancient Times

Afternoon Session:
2:30–5:15 pm

McCosh 10
Arthur M. Woods ’34 Auditorium


Sunday, 7 November 2004

Registration and Coffee
8:30–9:20 am
McCormick Hall

Presenting the Family in Art

Morning Session:
9:20 am–1:00 pm

McCosh 10
Arthur M. Woods ’34 Auditorium

The Family as Site and Symbol of Artistic Production

Afternoon Session:
2:30–5:00 pm

McCosh 10
Arthur M. Woods ’34 Auditorium


Anthony J. Barbieri-Low

Department of History, University of Pittsburgh

Dora C. Y. Ching

Tang Center for East Asian Art, Princeton University

Craig Clunas

Department of Art and Archaeology, SOAS, London University

Louise Edwards

China and Korea Centre, Australian National University

Stevan Harrell

Department of Anthropology and Burke Museum, University of Washington, Seattle / Rubie S. Watson Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University

Robert E. Harrist, Jr.

Department of Art History, Columbia University

Arthur Kleinman

Department of Anthropology, Harvard University

Yukio Lippit

Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University

Michael Loewe

Professor Emeritus, Cambridge University

Susan E. Nelson

Department of the History of Art, Indiana University

Michael Nylan

Department of History, University of California, Berkeley

Klaas Ruitenbeek

Asian Art Department, Royal Ontario Museum

Vivian B. Shapiro

Professor Emerita, School of Social Work, University of Michigan

Jerome Silbergeld

Department of Art and Archaeology / Tang Center for East Asian Art, Princeton University

Ankeney Weitz

Art Department, Colby College

Ann Barrott Wicks

Department of Art, Miami University

Jay Xu

Asian Art Department, The Art Institute of Chicago