1st Saturday Lecture - Jade, Stone of Heaven

11/07/2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT


Education - CCC


  • Free


Online - Please register to attend via the URL below

Virtual Meeting URL: https://sdsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAodOGurTssHNXBR97Df74N5u2wgMGNoviS


Catherine Jones speaks about jade in Chinese tradition



The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum is partnering with the SDSU Chinese Cultural Center to bring twice-monthly remote educational programming to our community via this series of talks and discussions.  This series offers unique insights into  Chinese history, Chinese culture, American history and lifeways of Chinese Americans, with a particular focus on objects represented in the Museum’s permanent collection

On November 7th, we will be joined by Catherine Jones, who will speak about the heavenly qualities associated with Jade in the Chinese tradition:

What is jade?  Not an ordinary stone.  Jade was more valuable than gold or diamonds in China.  It has a special quality that made a Chinese emperor offer fifteen cities for a jade carving he could hold in his hand.  As far back as 5000 years ago, jade was buried in tombs.  Later different colors of jade were carved for many decorative or symbolic purposes.  Among the SDCHM permanent collection is a most astounding full-scale jade suit for burial purposes. 

After Catherine's talk, we will invite community members to share jade items from their personal collections.  We are honored to be joined by community member, Andrew Lu, who will share images from his personal collection.  Please join us on the 7th to share stories from your own collection!

Here is a link to the page where you may register to attend, via SDSU CCC Zoom: https://sdsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAodOGurTssHNXBR97Df74N5u2wgMGNoviS.  After you register, you will receive information about how to connect to the event on Saturday via email.

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