This event is part of the First Saturday East Asian Program Series co-sponsored by the Institute for Asian Studies and the First Saturday Program Committee.
The Ideology of Power: the Architecture of the Lama Temple in Beijing
DATE: Saturday, April 6, 2013
This lecture will introduce the complex and multilayered interplay of art, religion, and politics as relfected in the architecture of Yonghegong as it evolved from imperial prince's residence, to symbol imperial universalism, to symbol of multicultural harmony in contemporary China.
Dr. Greenwood will share his thesis of how and why this architectural wonder was constructed over 300 years ago to exemplify an Emperor’s ideology of power during the Qing dynasty.
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