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Emperors’ Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei

September 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI) is pleased to announce its first event of the new academic year.

“Emperors’ Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei”

Illustrated Lecture by Dr. Jay Xu, Director and CEO, Asian Art Museum—Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture

Please join us at Holy Names University in the beautiful Oakland Hills to hear the inside story about the special exhibition “Emperors’ Treasures” (now on view at the Asian Art Museum). Dr. Xu will share with us not only his expert insights on masterpieces of Chinese art that were passed from dynasty to dynasty from the 12th century to the 20th century, and sheltered in Beijing’s Forbidden City until they were conveyed to Taiwan at the end of the Chinese Civil War (ca. 1949); he will also tell us about the delicate diplomatic negotiations that allowed these priceless and contested objects from one of the world’s greatest collections of Chinese art to be exhibited in the United States, most of them for the first time.


5:50 – 7:00 pm     Welcoming Remarks

6:00 – 7:00 pm     Lecture and Q&A

7:00 – 7:50 pm     Catered reception

This special program is the Fall 2016 Professor Yuan-li Wu Memorial Lecture presented by JPRI and the Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI) at Holy Names University, and made possible by generous support from the Wu Chen Lew Zurinaga Fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.


September 13, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute


Valley Center for the Performing Arts
3500 Mountain Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94619 United States
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