Dr Stacey Pierson (SOAS: Senior Lecturer)
Red is one of the most symbolic colours in Chinese culture. In life it represents happiness and good fortune. In ruling and ritual it is a symbol of power. Many Chinese objects including porcelain, lacquer, New Year pictures and textiles are coloured red or decorated with red to reflect these auspicious meanings.
This lecture will look closely at a range of red objects, explaining the symbolism of the colour and examining ways in which red objects were made and consumed in traditional China.
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