Revisiting the "Lands Below the Winds"

Student Representations of Early and Early Modern Southeast Asian Material Culture
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 8:00am to Friday, April 3, 2015 - 6:00pm

Known for centuries as the lands below the winds among traders and travelers who navigated its seasonal monsoons, Southeast Asia has captured the imagination of countless voyagers. Its cultural heritage continues to inspire both scholars and casual visitors alike.

This exhibit will feature the creative projects of students currently enrolled in the Winter 2015 course, History 176A: Early Southeast Asian History. The exhibit marks the culmination of the students' collaborations and individual work on objects designed to emulate the styles of pottery, temple carvings, religious iconography, and other forms of material culture found throughout Southeast Asia in the period before c. 1800. Reflecting a time when Southeast Asian peoples selectively embraced and interpreted outside cultural influences to reinforce existing beliefs and traditions and to establish new world views, these objects will showcase the diversity of the cultural heritage found in the "lands below the winds."

Opening reception and launch: Thursday, March 5, 2015

                                                  11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

                                                   Powell Library Rotunda and East Rotunda

                                                   Reservations are requested.


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