Survey of Art in China – Session 3 – Ancient Sculpture

Event Details

The third session of the Survey of Art in China series led by Julie Chun, Adjunct Professor of Art History, focuses on the ancient sculptures of China. We will study how sculpture served as funerary objects and then later as religious markers for reliquaries, steles, and stone monuments. This museum talk will help us to better understand how foreign and indigenous doctrines became contextualized as institutional religions in ancient China. By the end of this guided lecture, we will recognize not only how statues evolved to gain religious preeminence in China, but also the key traits defining Buddhist iconography in Chinese sculptures.



Friday, November 16


1:45pm Registration, 2pm to 4pm


Shanghai Museum
201 Renmin Rd., People’s Square
(metro line 1, 2, or 8 to People’s Square station, exit 1, about a 10-minute walk)


RMB 100


Please email by November 13. Under Subject type “China’s Ancient Sculptures” and include your membership number, mobile phone number, and WeChat ID. SEA cancellation policy applies after November 13. The event costs need to be paid in cash only. SEA coordinator is Sharon Pallarino, mobile: 177-1756-5011.