The Age of Empires: Comparisons and Interactions between East and West in Antiquity—Part I, 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.

The First Emperor of China and the Wider World: Asia and the Greco-Roman World

Session Chairs: 
Christopher S. Lightfoot, Curator, Department of Greek and Roman Art, The Met
Kim Benzel, Associate Curator in Charge, Department of Ancient Near East, The Met

Welcoming Remarks:
Christopher S. Lightfoot, Curator, Department of Greek and Roman Art, The Met

Lectures:
"Gods, Emperors, Hierarchies: Ritual Practice under the Qin First Emperor and Augustus"
Carlos F. Noreña, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley

"Rethinking the 'Portrait': Identity and Likeness in Ancient Images"
Hallie Franks, Associate Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University

"Visualizing Battlefields: The Qin Terracotta Army Reconsidered"
Lillian Lan-ying Tseng, Associate Professor of East Asian Art and Archaeology, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University

Recorded April 7, 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.

Education programs for Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 B.C.–A.D. 220) are made possible by The Freeman Foundation.

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