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Age of the Floating World:

Chinese and Japanese Art from the 17th-20th Centuries

The Age of the Floating World refers to the time period between the 17th and 20th centuries in parts of Eastern Asia, particularly in Japan where the age is known as Ukiyo-e.  The Chinese equivalent of this is Fushi Hui.  The “Floating World” refers to the fleeting beauty and entertainment of the pleasure realms that were not touched by the dullness of everyday life. 

Join us in being transported to The Orient!

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This exhibit was curated by Yin Xu, a senior International Affairs and Melissa Price, a senior Anthropology major with an Archaeology concentration and a minor in Asian Studies.

Exhibit Dates: 14 November 2011 through 16 December 2011

First Friday Exhibit Talk: 2 December 2011 from 1-2pm

Exhibited Works

Blue and White Plates

Blue and White Tea Cups

Buddha Statue

Five Constant Virtues of Confucianism

Sakyamuni Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama)

Ishikawa Goemon

Kintaro with a Rooster

Monkey Street Performer

Pastel Flower Vase

Peony Flower with Poem

Pomegranate Flower with Poem

The Tour of Qushui River from the Tale of Genji

Woman and Ebisu with Umbrella

Woman with a Kitsune