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June 3: "The Pagoda Project" by Isaac Duffy, an RASBJ Zoom talk

WHAT: "The Pagoda Project" by Isaac Duffy, an RASBJ online talk followed by QA

WHEN: June 3, 2020 19:00-20:00 Beijing Standard Time

WHERE: Online via Zoom

HOW MUCH: Free exclusively for RASBJ members and invitees. If someone you know wants to join RASBJ, ask them to Wechat MembershipRASBJ or go to www.rasbj.org


   If you’d like to become an RASBJ member (or, for PRC passport holders, to become an Associate) please Wechat MembershipRASBJ and send your name, nationality, mobile number and email address plus the annual subscription amount (or, for Associates, the suggestion donation) of RMB 300 for those resident in China, RMB 200 for those resident overseas and RMB 100 for students.  If you join RASBJ by June 1, you’ll receive login details for this event.

MORE ABOUT THE EVENT: The pagoda forms an integral component of China's incredibly rich architectural heritage. Scattered all across the country in many different forms, shapes, and sizes, these evocative structures have a history stretching back 2,500 years. But what actually is a pagoda? And how many of them are left? The answers might surprise you. Isaac Duffy will introduce Chinese pagodas with a brief history and explain his team's ongoing efforts to create the world's first online pagoda museum and archive. The team plans to visit, document, and photograph every historic pagoda in China -- and is giving RASBJ an exclusive sneak preview into "The Pagoda Project" before its upcoming public launch.

MORE ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Isaac Duffy is an amateur art historian whose interest lies in heritage protection and conservation. He previously spent a year working in the Western Himalayas on the Matho Monastery Museum Project: helping restore and preserve a 600-year old Buddhist Monastery's art collection and build an onsite museum. He has now lived in Beijing for two years, during which he has become particularly interested in traditional Chinese architecture.

Dear Friends: Our members-only Zoom talks are a huge success! Join RASBJ to hear speakers such as Robert Bickers, Peter Frankopan, Ezra Vogel and Rana Mitter.  Due to expected internet disruptions during China's parliament session, some speakers/organizers requested their talks be re-scheduled. Here's our updated lineup (all on Zoom except Wild Wall):

    1) June 3:  Isaac Duffy on "The Pagoda Project"

    2) June 10: Ezra Vogel on Sino-Japanese Relations

    3) June 17: Guiseppe Cuccia on "Turandot and Western Opera in China"

    4) June 19-21: Wild Wall Midsummer's Weekend led by William Lindesay -- IN-PERSON

    5) June 24:  Michael Humphries on "Contagion, China and how COVID will End"

    6) in July: Author Dexter Roberts on "The Myth of Chinese Capitalism"

    7) in September: Rana Mitter

Thanks to all for your support!



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