Exhibition Related Programs

Lecture: Dreaming of Kings in the Han Dynasty with Nancy S. Steinhardt


Wednesday, June 7, 6:30 – 8:00PM
Speaker: Nancy S. Steinhardt
Event Fee: Free for Members/$10 Non-Member
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

On June 7, 2017, learn about the history behind China Institute’s upcoming exhibit, Dreams Of The Kings: A Jade Suit for Eternity with a lecture exploring the architecture and decoration of Han dynasty tombs by renowned scholar, Nancy S. Steinhardt. Placing objects from the exhibition in their architectural context, Dr Steinhardt will contrast royal and non-royal tombs, and through the tombs of wealthy citizens of Han dynasty show how the desire for immortality is only part of the final statements of men and women in Han China.

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Please Register Online. For questions email Aaron Nicholson at: [email protected] or call 212-744-8181 ext. 138 




Southeast the Peacocks Fly: A Ben Wang Lecture Series


Session 1: Thursday, June 15, 6:30-8:30PM
Session 2: Thursday, June 22, 6:30-8:30PM
Speaker: Ben Wang
$10 Members/$15 Non-Members (each lecture)
$15 Members/$25 Non-Members (for the series)
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

In this two-session series, China Institute Senior Lecturer Ben Wang will delve into the epic narrative poem Southeast the Peacocks Fly. Written by an anonymous poet at the end of the Eastern Han Dynasty, it is a tale in which love soars above death to defy destiny and ultimately triumphs over the strict feudal and social confines of its era. The blending of its unique theme of feminism, depicted poignantly for the first time in Chinese literature, and surpassing poetic writing technique has evoked deep sympathy in readers and has been passionately praised by generations of Chinese over the centuries.

This series is being presented in conjunction with the exhibition Dreams of the Kings: A Jade Suit for Eternity, Treasures of the Han Dynasty from Xuzhou. The lecture will be conducted in English. No previous knowledge of the Chinese language is required.

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Please Register Online. For questions email Aaron Nicholson at: [email protected] or call 212-744-8181 ext. 138 




Night at the Museums


Tuesday, June 20, 4:00–8:00PM
Event Fee: Free
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

On June 20, China Institute will partner with 14 of our downtown neighbors on Night at the Museums, an annual event where museums and historic landmarks open their doors for an evening of fun and exploration – all within comfortable walking distance of each other. At China Institute, come explore our exhibition, Dreams of the Kings: A Jade Suit for Eternity: Treasures of the Han Dynasty from Xuzhou with free tours and live music. Details about the full event are available at www.NightAtTheMuseums.org.

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Please Register Online. For questions email Aaron Nicholson at: [email protected] or call 212-744-8181 ext. 138 




Past Programs

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2016