3rd Saturday Lecture: Chinese Woodblock Prints

06/18/2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT

Category

Education - CCC

Admission

  • Free

Location

Online - URL below

Virtual Meeting URL: https://sdsu.zoom.us/j/94538630661

Summary

Lily Birmingham talks about Chinese woodblock printing

Description

Woodblock printing developed around 757CE in China (Tang Dynasty). The oldest existing printed book in the world today is the Chinese Diamond Sutra in 868 CE. By the 16th century, multi-block color prints that look like water colors emerged and influenced Japanese woodblock prints. This lecture will cover woodblock prints throughout the centuries for instruction manuals, Buddhist scriptures, literatures, wall posters, greeting cards, stationery, etc.

This event is a collaboration between SDCHM and the SDSU Chinese Cultural Center.

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