VMPEA: May 25, Lillian Tseng

Lillian Tseng

Associate Professor of East Asian Art & Archaeology

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

New York University

Absence and Presence: The Great Wall in Chinese Art

Built and rebuilt many times since the third century BCE, the Great Wall has remained culturally significant and monumental in China. However, it did not become an object of pictorial representation in China until the twentieth century. Examining both modern and pre-modern examples, this paper argues that it is from the interplay of absence and presence in various cross-cultural contexts that we may better grasp the role of the Great Wall in Chinese Art.

Friday, May 25, 4-6 p.m.  CWAC 153


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