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- 2/15/2017


Repost from Harvard Fairbank Center website:


Award-winning photographer Ian Teh’s latest work, TRACES: dark clouds is currently on display at Harvard’s Fairbank Center as part of our Environment in Asia series. The exhibition runs from January 15, 2017 to February 15, 2017, with a special presentation by the photographer at the Fairbank Center on January 30, 2017 at 4pm.


11:15 AM

Group trip to Peabody Essex Museum to visit the Yin Yu Tang house. This visit is a prelude to Dr. Berliner's talk on Nov.14, 2016.

@ Harvard Art Museum

An event uniting artists and art historians in an exploration of the role the artist’s hand in contemporary artistic practice—featuring demonstrations by experts in calligraphy, painting, printmaking, papermaking, and more 


1:00-2:00 PM

Dr. Nancy Berliner, the Wu Tung Curator of Chinese Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will talk about the life of Yin Yu Tang and its international preservation in the Peabody Essex Museum.

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Beginning with a consideration of the history and meaning of the term “religion of images,” this presentation reconsiders certain aspects of this story. Examining the way that sacred icons and their worship are discussed in literary sources, Dr. Eric Greene suggests that image worship was, in fact, not generally perceived as a distinctly Buddhist or non-Chinese practice. Ironically, image worship was first represented as a “foreign” practice only long after it had already become a part of most forms of Chinese religion. 

HVC Group presents Yue Ren Song at Fairbanks Center Mid-autumn Festival

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April 29, 2016

Three master woodblock carvers and printers from one of China’s oldest extant print shops, the Rongbaozhai 荣宝斋, lectured on and demonstrated carving and printing techniques from the repertoire of traditional Chinese woodblock printing. 

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April 22, 2016

Sha Fei Conference

Historical memory of modern China is inextricably linked to the works of Sha Fei (1912-1950). Sha’s photographs encapsulate the collective visual memory of the first half of the twentieth-century Chinese leftist and revolutionary history.

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