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3rd Saturday Lecture–Cracking the Code: Visual Symbols in Chinese Art
July 16, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm$5
Join 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.