A Public Lecture by Leading Scholar of Ancient Chinese Culture, Professor Li Ling
This talk is part of the “China Beyond the Headlines” lecture series, generously supported by Mr. Stephen Lesser on May 21st, 2013.
Published: Thursday, May 23, 2013
This talk is part of the “China Beyond the Headlines” lecture series, generously supported by Mr. Stephen Lesser.
Based on archaeological evidence, Li Ling traces the images of lion and tiger in Chinese arts to Iranian culture. He first mapped the distributions of tiger and lion in Iranian arts, and moved to examine three different names of lion in Chinese arts and literature when the image of lion was imported from Iran to China. He then analyzed the various artistic expressions of lion and tiger in Chinese arts and conclude with the implication that Qin-Han Empire and Persian Empire are more comparable than Qin-Han Empire and Roman Empire.
Prof. Li Ling spoke in Chinese with English interpretation by Professor Lothar von Falkenhausen.