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SOAS Offers an Online Chinese Modern Paintings Course

Xu Beihong, Lion and Snake (detail), 1938, ink and colors on paper, Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection

Masters of Modern Chinese Painting,
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London

Online short course, October 14-December 9, 2022

The highly regarded SOAS, in association with Asia Week New York, is offering the Online Specialist Art Short Course Masters of Modern Chinese Painting, convened by AWNY's Production and Content Manager Elizabeth Hammer. The online lectures will be delivered every Friday between October 14 through December 9th at 11am-12:30pm EDT via Zoom and each will be followed by an extended Q&A discussion session. Recordings will be made available for a limited time to all participants.

The course examines China's historical events and cultural developments, as well as individual personal experiences and resulting artistic expression, during the 20th century by focusing on seven of China's most skillful and innovative modern artists: Qi Baishi, Xu Beihong, Jiang Zhaohe, Fu Baoshi, Zhang Daqian, Fang Zhaoling, and Zao Wou-ki. Following the introductory presentation by Liz Hammer, each weekly lecture and discussion session will be delivered by one of the following exceptionally experienced and engaging scholars: Michaela Pejčochová (National Gallery Prague), Xu Fangfang (daughter of Xu Beihong and independent scholar), Malcolm McNeill (SOAS), Kuiyi Shen (University of California, San Diego), Mark Johnson (San Francisco State University), and Ankeney Weitz (Colby College).

The Upcoming Courses, live and online, are also available with SOAS: Textile Arts of Asia in November 2022, Islamic Ceramics: Collection Histories in February 2023, and Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa in January-March 2023.

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