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Linked Jades: Creativity and Reciprocity in Chinese Calligraphy

Monday, November 4, 2019 4:45pm to 6:00pm

3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

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A cursive-script letter by the renowned eighth-century statesman Yan Zhenqing is the original work in a long handscroll that also includes a colophon by the eminent sixteenth-century calligrapher Wen Zhengming. This lecture explores the life of Yan’s letter and how Wen Zhengming linked his “jade” to Yan’s through traditional practices of artistic creativity and social reciprocity. 

Amy McNair is professor of art history at the University of Kansas. Sponsored by the art department's Cooley Gray Fund. Free and open to the public.

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  • Joseph Rumelhart
  • Alex Morgan

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