The Qin and Han Dynasties (221 B.C.E. – C.E. 220) were an age of transformation in China’s history, when, for the first time, peoples of diverse background were brought together under a centralized administration that fostered a new “Chinese” identity. This presentation by Dr. Jason Sun will explore the seminal changes that took place in the four and half centuries, with a focus on the contact between China and other parts of the world.
Jason Sun is Brooke Russell Astor Curator of Chinese Art in the Department of Asian Art of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. He received his doctoral degree in Chinese Art and Archaeology from Princeton University and was E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Curator of East Asian Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art before joining the Met in 1999. He has curated many exhibitions, including the 2017 landmark show Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Dynasties (221 BC-AD 220), and lectured and published widely on a variety of subjects including Chinese jade carving, metalwork, calligraphy, archaeology, and museum studies.
This event is free and open to the public and is the opening lecture for ChinaFest 2020. Registration is required.
Presented by the ROSE Group for Cross-Cultural Understanding.
Osher members should register themselves and their guests using the online registration portal.
Contact: Nell Smith, Program Coordinator, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute