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CEAPS Speaker/KAM Scholar Lecture: Stacey Pierson "From Temples to Palaces: The Story of Chinese Blue and White Porcelain"

Event Type
arts, chinese ceramics
Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies; Krannert Art Museum
Krannert Art Museum Lower Level Auditorium (500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign)
Feb 14, 2019   5:30 pm  
Stacey Pierson (SOAS University of London)
Yuchia Chang
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Stacey Pierson is a scholar of the art history, archaeology and technology of Chinese ceramics, including export wares; the movement of Chinese ceramics and its impacts; the history of collecting Asian art and its display in Britain. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in this subject as well as the history of Chinese art and the history of collecting and display.


Pierson has published widely and curates exhibitions including the recent Academics, Agents and Activists: the School of Oriental and African Studies, 1916-2016. From 1995-2007 she was Curator of the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, also at SOAS, which housed one of the most important collections of Chinese ceramics in the world. An exhibition on the Ming vase at this museum inspired the recent book From Object to Concept: Global Consumption and the Transformation of Ming Porcelain (Hong Kong University Press, 2013). She also edits the annual journal Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society (London) which has been published since 1921.


This event is hosted by Krannert Art Museum and presented in conjunction with the current exhibition, “Blue and White Ceramics: An Enduring Global Obsession,” curated by Maureen Warren.

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