Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Do Chinese ceramics and the origins of kilns interest you? Come visit Museum, NUS Centre For the Arts.

This talk is your chance to learn more.

Fujian Export Ceramics
Speaker: Prof Li Jian An, Fujian Provincial Museum, China
Date: 24 February 2006 (Friday)
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Venue: Green Room, University Cultural Centre, NUS
Talk conducted in Mandarin

Chinese ceramics were once exported in large quantities to Southeast Asian, Japan and Europe. Fujian kilns were one of the main kilns where these export ceramics were made. What roles did these Fujian kilns play and the archaeological findings? What are the recent discoveries of Fujian export ceramics? What are the basic characteristics of Chinese export ware and how do we tell them apart?

Prof Li Jian An (Director of Archaeology Institute, Fujian Provincial Museum, China) will discuss the above topics with visual illustrations and selected ceramic pieces from the collection of the Museum, NUS Centre For the Arts.

Li Jian’an graduated from Xiamen University in 1982, in History and Archeology. In the same year, he joined the Fujian Provincial Museum and carried out many land and underwater archeological expeditions. Now, he is the Director of Fujian Archaeologcial Institute. Prof Li has participated in the archeological work of prehistoric, bronze, Jian kilns, xxx kilns, Zhangzhou kilns, Dehua kilns and many others. He has also written about 70 academic reports, and published ‘Zhangzhou Kilns’ and ‘Ancient Export of Fujian Ceramics – Discoveries from Underwater Archaeology’.



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