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Art Historian Wins Tang Prize in Sinology
Posted on 2022-06-21 06:53:14
The Tang Prize has named British art historian Jessica Rawson as the winners
of its 2022 prize in Sinology.

The Tang Prize Foundation says Rawson has been recognized for her "gift and
mastery" of the craft of reading the art and artifacts of Chinese
civilization.

Tang Prize selection committee for Sinology chairman David Wang says Rawson
has taught generations how to see when they look at things, and her acuity
and vast visual learning have given new insight into the world of the
lineages, transformations, and migrations of mute things.

The 79-year-old British scholar says she's "incredibly honored" to be awarded
this prize.

Rawson is considered a leading art historian of ancient Chinese art.

She has a particular interest in the cosmology of the Chinese Han period and
its relationship to tombs and their decorations.

She has written numerous books on such topics as Chinese jade, Chinese poets
from the 7th to 13th centuries, and Chinese silver of the Tang Dynasty.

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