For more than two decades, the series has featured presentations by leading scholars exploring major issues in China's rich artistic heritage.
List of Sammy Lee Lectures, 1982 - 2009
James A. Benn, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, McMaster University, November 7, 2009
Anthony Barbieri-Low, Professor of History, University of California - Santa Barbara, November 1, 2008
Amy McNair, Department of Art, University of Kansas, November 3, 2007
Roderick Whitfield, Percival David Emeritus Professor of Chinese & East Asian Art, School of Oriental & African Studies, November 4, 2006
Cary Y. Liu, Curator of Asian Art, Princeton University Art Museum, November 5, 2005.
Che Bing Chiu, Researcher at the Centre de recherche sur l'Extreme-Orient de Paris-Sorbonne, November 6, 2004.
Raoul Birnbaum, Patricia and Rowland Rebele Chair in History of Art and Visual Culture, UC Santa Cruz, November 1, 2003.
15. Daoist Arts of the Ming Court
Stephen Little, Director Designate of the Honolulu Academy of the Arts, October 26, 2002.
14. Ancient Bronzes from China's Sichuan Province
Jay Xu, Foster Foundation Associate Curator of Chinese Art, Seattle Art Museum. October 27, 2001.
13. The Pictorialization of Paradise in Medieval Chinese Buddhist Art
Ning Qiang, Department of the History of Art, University of Michigan. October 21, 2000.
12. Snake, Stupa, and Sunset: The Making of a Chinese Landscape View Over a Millennium
Eugene Y. Wang, Harvard University. October 23, 1999.
11. Extraordinary Luxuries in Gold and Jade: The Impact of Western Asia and the Steppe Area on the Imperial Court of the Han Period (206 BCAD 200)
Jessica Rawson, Warden, Merton College, Oxford University. October 10, 1998.
10. Refashioning Marriage in Song China
Martin J. Powers, Department of the History of Art, Univeristy of Michigan, Ann Arbor. October 25, 1997.
9. Art of the Ming Dynasty in the Temples of Shanxi Province
Marsha Weidner, University of Kansas. October 19, 1996.
8. Sunken Treasures: Underwater Archaeology in China
Yu Weichao, Beijing; Zhang Wei, Beijing; Zhou Chongfa, Wuhan; Tsang Cheng-Hwa, Taipei; Huang Yung-Ch'uan, Taipei; Liu Benan, Byran, U.S.; Porter Hoagland, Woods Hole, U.S.; Chou Hung-Hsiang, UCLA. October 14, 1995.
7. Images of Women in Chinese Art
Ellen Johnston Laing, Research Associate, Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. October 16, 1993.
6. Talking Pictures: The Story of the Wu Liang Shrine
Wu Hung, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University. December 5, 1992.
5. Some Chinese Bronze Mirrors: Visions of Paradise
Michael Loewe, Professor of Oriental Studies at Cambridge University. March 28, 1987.
4. Nanyue and Wuyue Cultures: Ancient Cultures on Coastal China and The State of Archaeology in China
Huang Jinglue, Bureau of Museums and Archaeological Data, Beijing; Huang Zhanyue, Institute of Archaeology, Beijing; Mai Yinghao, Guangzhou City Museum, Guangzhou; Shang Zhitan, Zhongshan University, Guangzhou. March 20, 1986.
3. Carved Lacquor of the Song Dynasty
Yasuhiro Nishioka, Curator of Lacquer, Tokyo National Museum. May 19, 1984.
2. The Emperor's New Clothes: Reconstructing Seventeenth Century Qing Dynasty Wardrobe
John E. Vollmer, Associate Curator of the textile department, Royal Ontario Museum. November 5, 1983.
1. Copper Mining in Ancient China: Recent Excavations at Tonglushan
Xia Nai, Director, Institute of Archaeology, Beijing; and Mr. Yin Weizhang, Archaeologist, Institute of Archaeology, Beijing. September 25, 1982.