Hong Kong Friends of Yale Series

Posted : November 10, 2016

Intricate jade carvings from Mughal India were so favored and fervently collected by the Qing Emperors to the extent that the Chinese jade carver learned to adapt the foreign forms in their indigenous designs. How were jades perceived and manufactured in the Eurasian Continent? The lecture by Dr. Xiaodong Xu will explore the development of this craft in relation to its impact on the Chinese empire. This lecture will be followed by a talk by Dr. Josh Yiu on modern Chinese painting by a mid twentieth-century artist who pioneered the ink movement that came to be known as ‘Contemporary Ink’ today...

Posted : October 16, 2015

The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University presents the Inaugural Hong Kong Friends of Yale Fund Lecture PLEASE NOTE THIS LECTURE WILL ALSO BE LIVE STREAMED ON YALE’S YOUTUBE STATION Hong Kong was returned to China in 1997 under the Sino-British Joint Declaration in May 1985 which guaranteed the continuation of the rule of law and development of democracy after the handover.  The rule of law was widely recognized as essential to the prosperity and stability of Hong Kong, and the protection of the basic...

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