The Spirit of Meditation: Zen Patriarchs and Art

September 7, 2017

Time: 7:30-9:00 PM
Location: DRBU Sudhana Center Meditation Hall. 225 S Hope St, Ukiah, CA.
Free and open to the public

Pleas join us for a lecutre by Dr. Chang Qing. The topic will be a brief introduction of the development of Zen (Chan) Buddhism as seen through art, with a focus on prominent Zen patriarchs.

Dr. Chang Qing received his B.A and M.A. from the Archaeology Department at Beijing University and his Ph.D. from the Art History Department at the University of Kansas.  He specializes in Chinese Buddhist art, including  Buddhist architecture, sculpture, and painting. 

Dr. Chang is currently the Research Curator at the Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas, Texas and has conducted research at three institutes in China: the Longmen Research Institute, the Archaeological Research Institute of Chinese Social Science Academy, and the Chinese Buddhist Research Institute. 

He was the senior research fellow at the Freer and Sackler Galleries at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. and a postdoctorial fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. He was also the Curatorial Fellow of Asian Art at the Ackland Art Museum of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Associate Curator of Asian art at the Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida, and adjunct professor in Asian art at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.