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Canberra, 21 January 2011.

06 November 2006

Gilded Splendor: Treasures of China's Liao Empire (907-1125)


05 Nov 2006

Asia Society, New York, NY, US

Supplied note:
"I would like to bring to H-ASIA list members' attention the extraordinary online exhibition of Liao Dynasty artifacts that the Asia Society has put together on its website. For those of you unfamiliar with the Khitan Liao, this was an empire that flourished in the 10th and 11th centuries (907-1125) and encompassed parts of what is now Mongolia, Siberia, Northeast China, and North Korea. In addition to images of Liao artifacts, the exhibition features outstanding virtual tours of Liao tombs, as well as colored maps and (for a website) substantial textual explanations of the artifacts. This is a must-see for anybody interested in enhancing teaching and learning through interactive web-based technology. I for one have been looking for Liao images ever since I began teaching a course on Chinese Civilization, and I plan to incorporate this exhibition into my teaching program starting next year. The exhibition can be accessed by going to the following web page and clicking on the boots in the lower right hand corner of the image: - af."

Self description:
"Over 200 recently excavated objects from Inner Mongolia that reveal the complex cultural and religious legacy of the Khitan and their reign over China during the Liao Dynasty (907-1125). Organized by the Asia Society. Curated by Hsueh-man Shen, Lecturer, Chinese Art, University of Edinburgh. A catalogue is available at AsiaStore [at] http://www.asiastore.org/exhibition-catalogues.html "

[The online exhibition is accessible via a Flash player 8 or later - ed.]

URL http://www.asiasociety.org/arts/liao/

Internet Archive (web.archive.org) [the site was not archived at the time of this abstract]

Link reported by: Andrew Field (andrew.field--at--unsw.edu.au),
forwarded by H-Net list for Asian History and Culture (h-asia--at--h-net.msu.edu)

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