The Sammy Yukuan Lee Lectures on Chinese Art and Archaeology


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

22. The Buddhist Arts of Tea in Medieval China

James A. Benn, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, McMaster University, November 7, 2009

21. Burning the Books and Killing the Scholars: Representing the Atrocities of the First Emperor of China

Anthony Barbieri-Low, Professor of History, University of California - Santa Barbara, November 1, 2008

20. Forty-eight Buddhas of Measureless Life: Court Eunuch Patronage at the Sculpture Grottoes of Longmen

Amy McNair, Department of Art, University of Kansas, November 3, 2007

19. Poet Prince and River Nymph: The "Luoshenfu" in Verse and Painting

Roderick Whitfield, Percival David Emeritus Professor of Chinese & East Asian Art, School of Oriental & African Studies, November 4, 2006

18. Recarving China's Past: "Wu Family Shrines" and the Story of the Stones

Cary Y. Liu, Curator of Asian Art, Princeton University Art Museum, November 5, 2005.

17. Yuanmingyuan: The Garden of Perfect Brightness - a Mirror for the Last Dynasty of China

Che Bing Chiu, Researcher at the Centre de recherche sur l'Extreme-Orient de Paris-Sorbonne, November 6, 2004.

16. Long-haired Monks? A Portrait of Two Chinese Buddhist Masters and its Many Contexts

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.

Published: Monday, October 02, 2006