Lehigh Students Explore Ancient Asia through Chinese Ceramics

November 15, 2018 11:00AM
Image: Dongning Wang, adjunct lecturer of Modern Languages and Literature at Lehigh, teaches students about Asian history and culture through the Chinese porcelain pieces that are part of LUAG's collection. Photo: Erin Hom 


Lehigh holds thousands of years of history in Chinese porcelain ceramics: vases, wine jars, vessels, figurines and brush pots.

First-year students in an Asian Studies seminar [ASIA090] recently got an up close look at 18 of the pieces, which were put on display in the Lehigh University Art Galleries • Teaching Museum (LUAG). In all, the Chinese Ceramics Collection has more than 100 objects, many of which date back to the Neolithic Period, and from the Han Dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE) and the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

As part of the four-part seminar, “Globalization in Asia Through Time and Space,” students learn about different aspects of Asian culture in an effort to...


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