No serious understanding of the present can be achieved without gleaning knowledge from history. With this in mind, Julie Chun (MA, Art History) is pleased to offer SEA members a concise nine session course entitled “Survey of Chinese Art” that highlights important aspects of Chinese history through a critical examination of artifacts that we have now labeled “art.” In this first session, we will examine one of the oldest artifacts in China’s ancient civilization, jade. Before it was prized as precious jewelry of the Orient, jade was solely used for funerary purposes. Julie Chun will discuss the difference between jade and jadeite and reveal that many intriguing questions remain shrouded in mystery regarding this precious gem that continue to baffle gemologists, historians, and art experts.
Tuesday, September 26
1:45pm Registration, 2pm to 4pm
Aurora Museum (Lobby)
99 Fucheng Lu, Pudong
(metro line 2 to Lujiazui)
RMB 150 (includes museum entrance fee)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by September 23, under subject type “Art Survey Jade” and include your membership number, mobile phone number, and WeChat ID. SEA cancellation policy applies after September 23. SEA coordinator is Jennifer Schmidt, mobile: 156-9217-9207.