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02/01/2023 05:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall
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Maritime Commodity Trade with the Jiankang Empire

Andrew Chittick

This lecture will take place in person at ISAW. Registration is required; click through for the registration link. All attendees must be in compliance with NYU's COVID-19 vaccination requirements and be prepared to present proof of compliance if asked to do so. Our perception of Chinese engagement with "exotic" maritime commodities is strongly colored by the work of Edward Schafer (Golden Peaches of Samarkand; Vermilion Bird), who focused on the experience of connoisseurs during the Tang Empire. Though Schafer's work was groundbreaking for its time, it has left us with some misperceptions.
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