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Emerald Cities: Arts of Siam and Burma, 1775–1950 (iTunes U)

A series of lectures (approx. 20 minutes per lecture)
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Emerald Cities: Arts of Siam and Burma, 1775–1950 was the first major exhibition in the West to explore the rich but little known arts of Siam and Burma from 1775–1950. View talks by renowned scholars related to this exhibtion (on view at the Asian Art Museum from October 23, 2009–January 10, 2010).

Press "View in iTunes U" above to view the talks in this series, including:

Welcome Remarks - Object Knowledge: Art, Artifact, and Authority in Southeast Asia
Penny Edwards, UC Berkeley and Forrest McGill, Asian Art Museum

Ultraman and the Siam Commercial Bank: Murals and Agency in Modern Thailand
Justin McDaniel, University of Pennsylvania

Dressing Oneself: Attire and Authority in the Courts of Southeast Asia
John Guy, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Four Reigns
Caverlee Cary, UC Berkeley

The Lives of Siamese Women Reflected in Personal Possessions
Pattaratorn Chirapravati, CSU Sacramento

A Bodhisattva in Arcadia
Forrest McGill, Asian Art Museum

Thai Design as Described in Printed Manuals
Hiram Woodward, Curator Emeritus, Walters Art Museum

Prophecy and Burma's Emerald Buddha
Donald M. Stadtner, Independent Scholar

Pockets of Influence: Museum Display and the Discourse of the Periphery
Mandy Sadan, University of London

Icons, Antiquities, and Mnemonic Sites: The Multiple Lives of Thai Buddha Images
Maurizio Peleggi, National University of Singapore

Embodying the Dharma
Juliane Schober, Arizona State University

Adorned Buddha Images from 18th and 19th century Burma: Image, Ritual, and Function
Catherine Raymond, Northern Illinois University

A Foreign Princess at the Siamese Court: Princess Dara Rasami and the Politics of Gender and Ethnic Difference
Leslie Woodhouse, Independent Scholar