China Seminar | 14 December 2000

The True Vision and an Ideal Society: Qingming Shanghe Tu Revisited

Hsingyuan Tsao Hsingyuan Tsao

For the last China Seminar of 2000 please come for a rendition of the Qingming Shanghe tu, a twelfth-century hand scroll celebrated for its depiction of life and festival along the river. Dr. Hsingyuan Tsao, who recently joined the Department of Art at the University of Hawaii, will present this revisit.

Author of numerous essays on the history of Chinese art from the tenth to the twentieth century, Hsingyuan Tsao holds a B.A. in sculpture from the National Academy of Arts, China (1982), an M.A. in art history from the Central Institute of Fine Arts, China (1988), an M.A. in Asian studies from the University of California, Berkeley (1991), and a Ph.D. in art history from Stanford University (1996).

Hsingyuan Tsao has curated two exhibitions (with catalogues of the same title): Three Generations: Women Printmakers from China, Portland, Oregon (1996) and Differences Preserved: Reconstruction of Tombs from the Song and Liao Dynasties, Portland, Oregon (2000). The second show will travel to four other U.S. cities.