November 14, 2018 – Jie Shi

Assistant Professor of History of Art on the Jye Chu Lectureship in Chinese Studies
Bryn Mawr College
 
“The Vision of Immortality in a Princely Stone Sarcophagus in Sixth-Century China”
 
Dated to 532 CE, Prince Yuan Mi’s lavishly engraved stone sarcophagus exemplifies a hitherto little understood Chinese visual strategy, i.e., using the imagery of diagonal gaze to make a persuasive visual argument to redeem the deceased’s tainted fame in the afterlife.