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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.

Exhibition Schedule
January 16 - March 28, 2004: Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, Maine
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 Kong, China

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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.