join Dr. Roslyn Hammers in a celebratory talk that brings in the
felicitous Lunar New Year of the Tiger! Focusing on the representation of the
tiger from early days to pre-Ming, this informal chat will consider the role of
the tiger and related feline friends in Chinese painting and other media. The
tiger, initially regarded as a fierce and terrifying foe, he or she could also
be enlisted to serve as a protective guardian with apotropaic properties in
art. The tiger appeared as a symbol emblazoned on paintings, clothing,
doorways, tomb walls, and other places, visually lending his power to those who
sought it. This talk will take a lighthearted look at the beauty of the tiger
while at the same time consider the reconfigurations of its ferocity, a quality
that is at the core of the tiger’s power and status as the king of the animals.
CONSIDERING THE TIGHTENED SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES ON CAMPUS, THIS EVENT IS NO LONGER A HYBRID EVENT.
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