Christopher Johns Presents Paper on Chinoiserie and Chairs Session at SEASECS Meeting

Christopher Johns, Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Professor of History of Art, presented a paper and chaired a session at the annual meeting of the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies held February 25-27 in Savannah, Georgia.  His paper on chinoiserie addressed “The Color Yellow:  Qing Imperial Chromatics and the Origins of Western Ideas of Eastern Difference.”

The session he chaired was entitled “Art and Women and International Cultural Exchange.”  The overall theme of the meeting was “East and West:  The Broad Expanse of the Eighteenth Century.”

The Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is an interdisciplinary society promoting the interchange of ideas and information on the culture, history, literature, philosophy, politics, music, economics, architecture, art, medicine, and science of the eighteenth-century world.

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