Lectures

Lectures from distinguished guests and members of the Princeton University faculty take place throughout the academic year.
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:   . 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:   . 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
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