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James Cahill on Meiren Paintings: The Discovery of a Genre

James Cahill on Meiren Paintings: The Discovery of a Genre




September 29, 2013; 44 Minutes; Video

Learn about Qing dynasty paintings of meiren, or beautiful women, in this illustrated talk by UC Berkeley Professor Emeritus James Cahill, who has spent decades discovering and interpreting these enigmatic images.

A large number of such video lectures by Professor Cahill, as well as tens of thousands of images, many not available elsewhere, is accessible on his website jamescahill.info, and other material is also on the website of the Institute of East Asian Studies.