Professor Wei-Cheng Lin to speak at Dunhuang Studies from Global Perspectives
December 6, 2021
Peking University Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences (IHSS) presents a seminar, co-organized with the Princeton University Press, on the Lo Archive of Dunhuang, titled “Dunhuang Studies from Global Perspectives —— Dunhuang as Historical Materials and as a Space”, on Monday, December 6, at 20:30 Beijing Time.
Professor Wei-Cheng Lin of the University of Chicago, will talk about the internal structure of the Dunhuang caves and its significance. And Senior Fellow Maria Menshikova, will introduce the Dunhuang collection in the State Hermitage Museum.
Dunhuang Studies from Global Perspectives —— Dunhuang as Historical Materials and as a Space
December 6, 20:30 – 22:30 (Beijing, GMT+8)/ 6:30 – 8:30 (Chicago, GMT-6)/ 15: 30 – 17:30 (St Petersburg, GMT+3)
- Zoom Meeting ID: 857 6853 1693
- Passcode: 2021
- Language: English
Wei-Cheng Lin, Associate Professor, Department of Art History, the University of Chicago Lin – Wei-Cheng specializes in the history of Chinese art and architecture with a focus on medieval periods. His primary interests of research are visual and material cultural issues in Buddhist art and architecture and China’s funerary practice through history. He is the author of Building a Sacred Mountain: The Buddhist Architecture of China’s Mount Wutai. He has additionally published on a variety of topics, including collecting history, photography and architecture, historiography of Chinese architectural history, and contemporary Chinese art.
Maria L. Menshikova, Senior Fellow, Orient Department, the State Hermitage Museum – Maria Menshikova is currently Senior Research Fellow, Curator of Chinese Decorative Arts and Jewelry in the Oriental Department of the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg and Curator of the Dunhuang collection in the Museum. She was awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship to study the Museum's collection of Chinese decorative art and textiles.
Liu Chen, Assistant Professor, School of Art, Peking University – Liu Chen specializes in Chinese and Japanese art, and her research interests include narrative painting, portrait painting, and the relationship between image and text.