Home > Events > Symposia & Conferences > Art and Material Culture of the Northern Qi Period

Symposium: Art and Material Culture of the Northern Qi Period

June 3–5, 2011
Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium

Program


Friday, June 3


4:00
Registration
5:00
Keynote Address: Rethinking Northern Qi Art
Wu Hung, University of Chicago

Saturday, June 4


9:00
Registration
9:30
Welcome
9:30
Session 1: Northern Qi Buddhist Art and Architecture 1─Xiangtangshan Caves
Chair: Denise Leidy, Metropolitan Museum of Art
9:30
Inscribed Columns: Ritual and Visual Space in the Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan
Petra Roesch, Museum of East Asian Art, Cologne
10:00
Limestone Sculpture: A Technical Study
Janet Douglas, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
10:30
Conservation and Current Use
Zhang Lintang, director, Fengfeng Mining District Office for Protection and Management of Cultural Properties
11:00
Q&A
11:15
Break
11:45
Session 2: Northern Qi Buddhist Art and Architecture 2─Other Sites
Chair: Stan Abe, Duke University
11:45
Echoes of the Northern Qi at Baoshan
Wendi Adamek, University of Sydney
12:15
The Tianlongshan Caves and Buddhist Art in the Area of Jinyang (Taiyuan, Shanxi) during the Northern Qi
Katherine Tsiang, University of Chicago
12:45
Shandong Sculpture Tradition
Zhang Zong, Institute for World Religion, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
1:15
Q&A
1:30
Lunch
2:30
Session 3: Northern Qi Metropolitan and Mortuary Cultures
Chair: J. Keith Wilson, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
2:30
Changed Burials and New Visual Interest in the Northern Qi Period
Li Meitian, Peking Normal University
3:00
The Funerary Art of and for Central Asians in China
Judith Lerner, Independent Scholar and Visiting Research Scholar, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
3:30
Northern Qi Ceramics: Their Formative Role for the Sui and Tang Dynasties
Sarah Sato, Tokiwayama Bunko Foundation
4:00
Northern Qi Urban Settlements
Victor Xiong, Western Michigan University
4:30
Q&A
5:00
End of Day

Sunday, June 5


9:30
Light refreshments
10:00
Synthesis: Northern Qi Cultural History
Al Dien, professor emeritus, Stanford University
10:30
Northern Qi in the 21st Century: New Monuments, the Canon, Verifiable Dating, and Tourism
Nancy S. Steinhardt, University of Pennsylvania
11:00
Roundtable
Al Dien and Wu Hung with Stan Abe, Wendy Adamek, Janet Douglas, Denise Leidy, Judith Lerner, Li Meitian, Petra Roesch, Sarah Sato, Nancy S. Steinhardt, Katherine Tsiang, J. Keith Wilson, Victor Xiong, Zhang Lintang, and Zhang Zong
11:45
Discussion
12:30
End of Sessions

Overview


Credits

Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan is organized by the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Major funding is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Leon Levy Foundation, the Smart Family Foundation, and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.

Additional support for the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery presentation is provided by the Cotsen Foundation for Academic Research. The exhibition is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Major funding for this symposium is provided by the Leon Levy Foundation.

A Bodhisattva

Standing Bodhisattva
Freer Gallery of Art, Gift of Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer, F1968.45