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4 May, 2019 9:30 - 11:00 am
Sino-Japanese Cultural Connections in the Yuan Dynasty
Presenter:Yoshiaki Shimizu Location: Portland State University, Academic Student & Recreation Ctr (ASRC), Room 0100 1800 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201 Please note the change in room number for this presentation.
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Sino-Japanese Cultural Connections in the Yuan Dynasty 4 May, 2019 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Learn about a unique period of cultural exchanges between Japan and China as presented by Dr. Yoshiaki Shimizu. In the Yuan dynasty when the political control of China was under the Mongols, the cultural relations established during the thirteenth and part of the fourteenth centuries between Japan and China were the longest and the closest experiences in the area of religion and arts between the two countries. Japanese visitors and Buddhist pilgrims studied in China for months and sometimes years. Such bi-national encounters profoundly transformed Japan's subsequent history. This illustrated lecture will cover the cultural and artistic consequences of this relationship which are often only briefly covered in Sino-Japanese history. Dr. Shimizu will consider the new challenges in the realm of religion and arts that Japan would experience for the next centuries.
About the speaker: Professor Emeritus and Chairman of the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, Dr. Shimizu's teaching and research interests in Japanese art have included Japanese ink painting of the medieval period, the arts of Zen Buddhism, Heian and Kamakura narrative painting, Sino-Japanese cultural history of 12th through the 16th century, Chinese and Japanese calligraphy, and Kamakura Buddhism and its art. Dr. Shimizu served as senior curatorial adviser to the exhibitions Japan: The Shaping of Daimyō Culture, 1185–1868, at the National Gallery of Art (1988), and Awakenings: Zen Figure Painting in Medieval Japan, the celebration exhibition New York Japan Society (2007). He has held appointments as scholar-in-residence at Japan Society in New York (2006–7) and as guest scholar at the Getty Research Institute (2013–14). In 2013 he was named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Yoshiaki Shimizu has been published widely, and is a prolific artist in his own right, see more here: https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2017/10/yoshiaki-shimizus-work-explored-in-harvard-exhibit/ For further information on Dr. Shimizu, see here: https://dof.princeton.edu/about/clerk-faculty/emeritus/yoshiaki-shimizu and https://artandarchaeology.princeton.edu/people/faculty/yoshiaki-shimizu
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