This exhibition was funded by the Freeman Fund and the Synergy
Fund. It was curated by Gu Zheng and organized by the Bates
College Museum of Art and the Program in Asian Studies.
January 16 - March 28, 2004: Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston,
June 24 - July 31, 2004: China Institute, New York, New York
Currently offered through the Smithsonian
Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.
Exhibition Curator: Gu Zheng
Museum Director and Editor:
Mark H.C. Bessire
Museum Curator: William Low
Museum Educator: Anthony Shostak
Curatorial Assistant: Leah Skowron, Bates ’05
Catalogue Designer: Nathaniel Kuritz, Bates
College Communications and Media Relations
Catalogue Printer: Elegance Printing, Hong
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The project has been a collective enterprise from its inception
in a conversation between John Yu Zou, Assistant Professor Chinese
at Bates College, and Margaret Maurer-Fazio, Chair of Asian
Studies program at the college in Winter 2002. Judith Robbins,
Mellon Learning Associate in the Humanities, provided patient
advice on the writing of the project’s first proposal.
Judith Head, Learning Associate in the Dean of the Faculty’s
Office, facilitated the progress of the project in many crucial
ways. Jill Reich, Dean of Faculty, and Assistant Dean Kerry
O’Brien oversaw the fruition of our collective effort
with generous support. President Elaine Hansen’s recognition
of the exhibition as a part of the uniquely rich and rewarding
Bates experience makes all our work worthwhile.
We are grateful for inspirations and help from colleagues at
other institutions, especially Gu Zheng, Lydia He Liu, Gan Xu,
Li Tuo, Lu Xinyu, William Shaeffer, Larissa Heinrich, and Wang
Lu. Thanks are also extended to Bates College students Chris
Fedullo, Rafael Guthratz, Sarah Hannigen, and Graham Veysey
in Professor Zou’s class “Agrarian Society and Chinese
Culture” in Winter 2003, and to the Bates College student
club Sangai Asia.
Special thanks to Regan Richards and Greg
Struve in the Collaborative Technology Development program and
to our web designer, Yang Jerng Hwa '05.