The Age of Empires: Comparisons and Interactions between East and West in Antiquity—Part II, Morning Session

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 B.C.–A.D. 220), on view at The Met Fifth Avenue April 3–July 16, 2017.

Art, Archaeology, and the Han Empire

Session Chairs: 
Maxwell K. Hearn, Douglas Dillon Chairman, Department of Asian Art, The Met
Wu Hung, Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor of Art History, The University of Chicago

Welcoming Remarks:
Maxwell K. Hearn, Douglas Dillon Chairman, Department of Asian Art, The Met

Lectures:
"'Journey to the West'—The Story behind the Chinese Lacquered Boxes on the Crimean Peninsula"
Margarete Prüch, Research Associate, Heidelberg University

"New Horizons in Chinese Gold in the Han Dynasty"
Sarah Laursen, Assistant Professor, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Middlebury College; Curator of Asian Art, Middlebury College Museum of Art

"Revisiting the 'Old Jade Sire' at Mancheng Tomb 1 in Western Han China"
Jie Shi, PhD candidate, Department of Art History, The University of Chicago

Recorded April 9, 2017

The symposium is organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University, and the NYU Center for Ancient Studies. It is made possible by the Joseph Hotung Fund at The Met with additional support from the Rose-Marie Lewent Conference Fund at NYU, the NYU Global Institute for Advanced Studies, the NYU Center for the Humanities, and NYU Shanghai.

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