A Crane’s Tombstone: Monument, Landscape, and Calligraphy in Sixth Century China

Eulogy for Burying a Crane is a sixth century inscription once carved on a cliff of Jiaoshan Island in the Yangzi River. Its ruins were discovered in the early eleventh century, and the inscription would eventually be enshrined as one of the major masterpieces of Chinese calligraphy. This talk traces the origin and reception of the monumental work and, through the case study, reexamines calligraphy as a contested field of various cultural and political forces in traditional China.

Lei Xue is associate professor of art and art history at Oregon State University. Sponsored by the art department's Cooley Gray Fund. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 4:45pm to 6:00pm

Biology, 19
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

Event Type

Lecture

Audience

Faculty, Students, Open to the Public, Staff

Department
Art
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