Tang Cosmopolitanism

tang_agnswTang Cosmopolitanism: An interdisciplinary symposium

Domain Theatre, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
Saturday 14 May 2016, 9.30am

How was Tang China transformed into a tolerant and outwards-looking society?

Presenting their latest research, the international and local scholars in this symposium will explore the multicultural and cosmopolitan nature of Tang culture from varied perspectives, from artistic representations to mortuary customs, religion, architecture and royalty.

Held in conjunction with the exhibition Tang 唐: treasures from the Silk Road capital, the symposium will broaden and deepen understandings of Tang civilisation, the profound influence of which still resonates in contemporary China, both culturally and politically.

The exhibition is the first in Australia to focus on this Golden Age of Chinese civilisation and showcases some 130 spectacular objects from the Chinese province of Shaanxi, which demonstrate the high artistic achievements of the Tang dynasty (618–907).

The symposium is co-presented by the Art Gallery of NSW, the University of Sydney’s Power Institute and China Studies Centre.

More information: http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/calendar/tang-cosmopolitanism/