Beyond the Great Wall: A Glimpse from Hua Yan's Painting
A lecture by Ginger Hsu (Associate Professor of Art History, University of California, Riverside)
Saturday, February 23, 2008
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dorothy Collins Brown Auditorium
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
As an eighteenth-century Chinese painter active in Hangzhou and Yangzhou, Hua Yan has been sifted in and out of the list of the “Eight Eccentrics of Yangzhou” since the late nineteenth century. In this talk, Professor Ginger Hsu will discuss Hua Yan’s frontier-themed paintings in the context of the territorial and commercial expansion of the new Qing empire. Hua Yan's portrayal of the world beyond the Great Wall addresses such topics as trade routes, travel, the flourishing of frontier literature, and the documentation of the “other” in late imperial China.
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Chinese and Korean Art Tel: 323-857-6029