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Jingdezhen's China: New Approaches to the Material Culture of Ceramics

Panel Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS)
Philadelphia, 25-28 March 2010
Convenor:  Dr Anne Gerritsen


This panel offers new approaches to the study of Jingdezhen, China’s foremost proto-industrial site of ceramics manufacture.  Between 1300 and 1800, the thousands of ceramics workers employed here at one time produced millions of pieces of exquisite ceramics for consumers across the globe.  Jingdezhen has generated a vast art-historical and connoisseurial literature, but these four papers offer entirely new perspectives on the subject. 
Date & Time:
Friday 26 March, 10:45am-12:45pm, Room 411/412 (Session 75)


Dr Anne Gerritsen (University of Warwick, UK)


Prof. Susan Naquin (Princeton University, US)
'Putting Jingdezhen Porcelain in its Domestic Context'
Dr Stephen McDowall (University of Warwick, UK)
'Jingdezhen Artisans and the Late-Ming Literary World'
Dr Ellen Huang (University of California, Berkeley, US)
'The Shaping of Time: History and Art in the Records of Jingdezhen Ceramics (1815)'
Prof. Maris Gillette (Haverford College, US)
'Porcelain and Value: Debates and Practices from Contemporary Jingdezhen'


Dr Robert Mintz (Walters Art Museum, US)