29 episodes

This lecture series, organized by the Society for Asian Art, explores narrative using Asian art—how myths, legends, histories and moral precepts have been transmitted through visual means. Topics range from sculptural reliefs and murals used to educate pilgrims at famous religious sites to works created primarily for entertainment. Contemporary storytelling is also addressed via lectures on Bollywood and manga produced by San Francisco's Henry Yoshitaka Kiama.

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This lecture series, organized by the Society for Asian Art, explores narrative using Asian art—how myths, legends, histories and moral precepts have been transmitted through visual means. Topics range from sculptural reliefs and murals used to educate pilgrims at famous religious sites to works created primarily for entertainment. Contemporary storytelling is also addressed via lectures on Bollywood and manga produced by San Francisco's Henry Yoshitaka Kiama.

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    Puranas: The Inspiration for Mythic Tales Carved on Ancient Hindu Monuments (Part 1 of 2)

    Puranas: The Inspiration for Mythic Tales Carved on Ancient Hindu Monuments (Part 1 of 2)

    Mary-Ann Milford-Lutzker, Mills College

    • 56 min
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    Puranas: The Inspiration for Mythic Tales Carved on Ancient Hindu Monuments (Part 2 of 2)

    Puranas: The Inspiration for Mythic Tales Carved on Ancient Hindu Monuments (Part 2 of 2)

    Mary-Ann Milford-Lutzker, Mills College

    • 38 min
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    The Moral of the Story: Narrative Art in Early China (Part 1 of 2)

    The Moral of the Story: Narrative Art in Early China (Part 1 of 2)

    Patricia Berger, UC Berkeley

    • 47 min
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    The Moral of the Story: Narrative Art in Early China (Part 2 of 2)

    The Moral of the Story: Narrative Art in Early China (Part 2 of 2)

    Patricia Berger, UC Berkeley

    • 31 min
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    Storytelling With Pictures: An Asian Odyssey (Part 1 of 2)

    Storytelling With Pictures: An Asian Odyssey (Part 1 of 2)

    Victor Mair, University of Pennsylvania

    • 50 min
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    Storytelling With Pictures: An Asian Odyssey (Part 2 of 2)

    Storytelling With Pictures: An Asian Odyssey (Part 2 of 2)

    Victor Mair, University of Pennsylvania

    • 35 min

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