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Nov 9
10th Floor Event Space / Weiser Hall
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Art, History, and Sinology: An International Conference in Honor of Martin J. Powers

Martin J. Powers, Sally Michelson Davidson Professor of Chinese Arts and Cultures at the University of Michigan has been a towering beacon in the field, trailblazing fresh methodologies and breaking down academic stereotypes on Chinese culture. This scholarly gathering will reflect upon ways the field of sinology has changed over the course of Professor Powers' long academic career, and the new directions it is developing, or should develop, in the years ahead. 

Panel themes include Art, Trade, and Early Modern Cultural Contact; Fakery, Fiction, and History; Of and By Women; Painting as Political Maneuvering; China Studies Beyond Borders; Connective and Comparative Histories


This event is sponsored by Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies. Additional support is provided by the Department of the History Art, University of Michigan Museum of Art, as well as Liu Jiuzhou and Qian Ying.