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Traditional Baby Carriers
Courtesy of National Museum of PreHistory of Taiwan

Love and blessings: The Art of Baby Carriers
March 11 -- July 5, 2015
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery

Celebrating precious traditions and the culture of baby carriers from Taiwan and Southwestern China, Love and Blessings: The Art of Baby Carrierspresents extraordinary workmanship and rich cultural symbolic meanings. Every stitch and thread of embroidery work on baby carriers is the deepest expression of a mother’s affectionate embrace to her child. The carrier is seen as a vessel of memories and blessings for a child. Traditionally, the carrier is a gift from the baby’s maternal family, it carries down blessings from the child’s maternal grandmother. All works are loan from National Museum of PreHistory of Taiwan.




Embroidered Baby Carriers
By Dr. Lee Talbot, Curator at The Textile Museum 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 @ 5:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theater




Jiro Osuga Painting

The Everyday Joys of Japan: Paintings By Jiro Osuga
March 11—July 5, 2015
Charles B. Wang Center Jasmine Gallery

A critically acclaimed artist Jiro Osuga visualizes Japanese daily modern life. Images of every sort are depicted and examined by Osuga’s exuberant expression. The Everyday Joys of Japan offers a pathway for audience to become an avid traveler and knowledgeable reader of images. Osuga was born in Tokyo and lived in Japan and the U.K.




Taking Ramen Seriously: Food, Labor, and Everyday Life in Modern Japan 
By Dr. George Solt, New York University
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 @ 2:30 PM
Lecture Hall 1



Sushi Making Workshop
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 @ 1 PM



Tibetan Buddhist Print
Assembly Tree with Amitabha
Woodblock print on paper, mounted on a silk scroll
Derge Sutra Printing House, Derge, Sichuan, 2007
Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University

Pearl of the Snowlands: Tibetan Buddhist Printing from the Derge Parkhang
March 11—July 5, 2015
Charles B. Wang Center Zodiac Gallery

The Derge Parkhang (/deh-gay par-kahng/) is one of the foremost cultural, social, religious and historical institutions in Tibet. Founded in 1729 by Denba Tseren, the Derge Parkhang today is an active center for publication and distribution of Buddhist texts and images, preeminent examples of the Tibetan woodcut printing tradition. The exhibition’s large, finely cut prints of buddhas, protective deities and tara were specially printed from some of the 300,000 blocks in the Parkhang collection. They open a fascinating window into the beliefs, symbols and learning of Tibetan Buddhism. Photographs and video introduce the people of Derge who have preserved and revived the Parkhang’s position as one of the most precious pearls of Tibet’s living culture.

This exhibition is part of a collaborative project between the Derge Parkhang, Wesleyan University and Columbia College Chicago. It is the first authorized exhibition of works from the Derge Parkhang in the U. S.

Research for this exhibition was supported by a grant from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation


Photo (right): This print is a Tsok Shing, an Assembly Tree that represents all the Buddhas, bodhisattvas, deities, and lamas who are members of a particular lineage. Tsok means accumulation of merit and accumulation of wisdom, and Shing means object. So it becomes object of accumulation, not just a creation of your imagination. In this print Indian scholars (who do not wear vests on their upper bodies), Tibetan scholars and lamas from all schools appear together in the tree around Amitabha. Ecumenism was a hallmark of the religious patronage of the Derge Kings. Avalokiteshvara and her emanations appear just below and to the right of the Buddha, and on his left is Sakyamuni surrounded by bodhisattvas. The White Droma is seated below him.


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