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Gods and Goods (iTunes U)

iTunes U
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A series of lectures in two parts (approx. 45 minutes per part)
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The Society for Asian Art's renowned Arts of Asia lecture series will focus on trade roads and sea routes. You will be transported from courts to caravans, from stupas to shipwrecks, from mountain passes and river valleys to open seas. Travel with merchants and monks, monarchs and missionaries and see their riches and relics. Discover ancient ceramics, sculptures, coins, calligraphy, tea wares, textiles and much more.

Press the "View in iTunes U" button above to view the lectures. The lectures in this series include:

Foreign Devils and the Silk Road
Mary-Ann Milford, Mills College

Trading Patterns as Seen through Words for Tea, and a 9th Century Shipwreck
Victor Mair, University of Pennsylvania

From Court to Caravan: Chinese Funerary Sculptures, Qin to Tang Periods
Robert Mowry, Harvard University

Numismatics: Coins of the Silk Road
Michael Alram, Kunst Historisches Museum

Sri Lanka's Role in Ancient Maritime Trade
Sanjyot Mehendale, UC Berkeley

Walls Too Can Talk: The Art of Calligraphy in India
Qamar Adamjee, Asian Art Museum

Why were Yuan and Ming Ceramics Deposited in Thai Stupas?
Pattaratorn Chirapravati, CSU Sacramento

Vietnam: From River Plain to Open Sea
Pattaratorn Chirapravati, CSU Sacramento

Buddhism "On the Road": How Religions Learn
Lewis Lancaster, UC Berkeley

The Lotus and the Cross
Lauren Arnold, Ricci Institute, USF

Keeping Up with Empress Wu: The Todai-ji Daibutsu and Colossal Image Making in Asia
Gregory Levine, UC Berkeley

Namban Art and the Jesuit Missions in Japan
Laura Allen, Independent Scholar

The Influence of the Korean Peninsula on the Development of Art during the Asuka and Hakuho Periods in Japan
Donald F. McCallum, UCLA

Southern Influence in the Northern Zone: Evidence from Bronze Vessels of the Anyang Period
Jax Xu, Asian Art Museum

Shanghai and Globalization: A Case Study
Michael Knight, Asian Art Museum

Marco Polo and Khubilai Khan: A Vibrant New Era in East West Exchange
Lauren Arnold, Ricci Institute, USF

Concepts of Ideal Form in Istanbul & Rome: The Sacred Architecture of Sinan & His Italian Contemporaries
Henry C. Matthews, University of Washington

Indian Textiles in the Courts of Southeast Asia: Dialogue and Reciprocity in Indian Ocean Textile Design
John Guy, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Merchants, Mystics and Money: Eurasian Trade in Mongol Persia
Sheila Blair, Boston Museum

For the Tsar: Gifts from Turkey and Iran in the 16th and 17th Centuries
Massumeh Farhad, Smithsonian Institution

Travancore and Kocchi, Kerala: Portuguese, Dutch and British Colonial Architecture
Mary Beth Heston, College of Charleston

Globalization of Relics in Southeast Asia
Donald M. Stadtner, Independent Scholar

Born Again: Globalization's 16th Century Birth and Museum Artifacts
Dennis O. Flynn, University of the Pacific

Yokohama as a Site for Global Trade
Laura Allen, Independent Scholar

China Trade: French Connections
Charissa Bremer-David, J. Paul Getty Museum

Yankee India: Commercial and Cultural Encounters
Susan S. Bean, Peabody Essex Museum

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