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Cup with calligraphic inscriptions

Hear the inscriptions on this rare drinking cup in white jade from the Timurid period (1370-1507) read aloud. The first inscription is in Arabic and the second is in Persian.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Crossbow Trigger Mechanism

Learn more about crossbows and the crossbow trigger mechanism on view in the exhibition, China’s Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor’s Legacy (at the Asian Art Museum from February 22–May 27, 2013).

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Collecting Chinese Calligraphy

Michael Knight, Senior Curator of Chinese Art at the Asian Art Museum, and Jerry Yang, Collector and Co-founder of Yahoo!, discuss collecting Chinese calligraphy in conjunction with the exhibition, Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy (on view at the Asian Art Museum from October 5, 2012–February 13, 2013).

GRADE LEVEL: High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Cicada

Dr. Sanford Tom explores Huangshan (or the Yellow Mountain), which is often considered the most beautiful as well as the strangest mountain in China.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Christianity in Philippine Art

Javellana, S.J., Professor of Art, Ateneo de Manila University speaks about art and Christianity from a historical perspective. He also explore some of the artworks presented in the exhibition at the University of San Francisco called Galleons and Globalization: California Mission Arts and the Pacific Rim (on view August 20- December 19, 2010).

GRADE LEVEL: College and Beyond

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Celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year

Asian Art Museum Docent, Linda Lei, gives a talk to teachers on the symbols associated with Chinese Lunar New Year at the Asian Art Museum on May 15, 2014.

GRADE LEVEL: Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond