Middlebury College Museum of Art

Wednesday, April 12

Grieving through Stone and Clay: Affect in Chinese Funerary Art of the Middle Period

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125

Jeehee Hong, Associate Professor of East Asian Art History at McGill University and current Fellow at the Clark Art Institute


Jeehee Hong, Associate Professor of East Asian Art History at McGill University and current Fellow at the Clark Art Institute, examines representations of grief in Chinese middle-period (9th-14th centuries) funerary contexts. Hong shows that fictional or localized mourners were “inserted” into monuments to transmit corporeal and raw emotions. Sponsored by the Department of History, the Department of History of Art and Architecture, the Middlebury College Museum of Art, and the Program in East Asian Studies.

Buddhas Nirvāṇa, Hancheng Tomb