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3rd Saturday Lecture–Cracking the Code: Visual Symbols in Chinese Art

July 16, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


L2004.00044.5Join SDCHM for the 3rd Saturday lecture of July!

Do you know giving a clock as a gift is an absolute faux pas in China? “To give a clock” songzhong is a pun for “a last farewell,” in other words, for attending a person who is on the edge of death. This lecture focuses on the meanings of symbols used in Chinese art. Auspicious symbols in Chinese art are often in the form of visual puns. Things like bats, butterflies and babies all have established meanings beyond their physical forms that will be explained and discussed during this richly illustrated lecture.

Presented by SDCHM’s Executive Director, Tiffany Wai-Ying Beres
Where: Chuang Archive and Learning Center
When: 11:00am-12:00pm
Admission: $5 for adults, FREE for SDCHM members and children 12 and under.
RSVP by calling 619.338.9888 or email info@sdchm.org


July 16, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Chuang Archive & Learning Center
541 B Second Ave
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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619 338 9888


San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
619 338 9888