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Myriad Shades of Jade: the Problem and Beauty of Celadon


Celadon is a popular term that refers to ceramics covered in green glazes. The term has been associated with a large number of wares in China and such inclusiveness is convenient and yet at times problematic. Dr Leung will address Chinese celadon’s technical and stylistic distinctiveness to articulate its artistic importance. By examining and tracing the development of various objects associated with this term (from Ru to Jingdezhen kiln sites), this talk surveys the fascinating beauty that celadon embraces and explores how inappropriate the term can be in certain cases.

Speaker: Dr Ruby Leung
Medium: Cantonese, with some specific terms in English

Registration: required, free (zoom details will be provided in the confirmation email sent within 3 days of registration)

Time:6:30 PM