The vast mausoleums of the king and consort of Chu in Shizishan (Lion Mountain) span the hills and valleys of Xuzhou and are among the largest mausoleums of feudal lords in the Han dynasty. Li Yinde will share untold behind-the-scenes stories of his personal experiences of the excavation.
For the final concert of his residency as the 2017 Cheng Family Visiting Artist at The Huntington, composer Huang Ruo will present excerpts from his highly acclaimed new opera "Paradise Interrupted."
This talk will introduce the evolvement of the Chinese Mind from the Axial Age to the present in the perspective of world philosophy. It will focus on traditional Chinese wisdom in Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism in ancient China and its interaction with Western thought since 17th century, and underline some important features of the Chinese Mind on the basis of the rich intellectual history of China.
On June 7, 2017, delve into the history behind China Institute’s upcoming exhibit, Dreams Of The Kings: A Jade Suit for Eternity with lecture exploring the architecture and decoration of Han dynasty tombs by renowned scholar, Nancy S. Steinhardt. Placing objects from the exhibition in their architectural context, Dr Steinhardt will contrast royal and non-royal tombs, and through the tombs of wealthy citizens of Han dynasty show how the desire for immortality is only part of the final statements of men and women in Han China.
In the past, concerns raised by China's bad debt bubbles have raised no alarms because of China's $4 trillion in foreign exchange reserves. Now, those reserves are at $3 trillion and declining. Just what trajectory those reserves take may have an enormous impact on China's foreign policy choices - whether to turn inward or to become ever more assertive.
In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Chinese Medicinal Herb Garden, join Peg Schafer for a lecture on growing Chinese botanicals for beauty and medicine as well as medicinal edibles that grow well and make efficacious medicine here in the bay area.