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"Images of China" Illustrates Marlboro College Faculty/Student Trip

Marlboro, VT— Photography and artifacts documenting the Spring 2004 Marlboro College faculty/student trip to China will be shown in “Images of China” from November 17 to November 30 in Drury Gallery (hours 1:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday to Friday) at Marlboro College.

Traveling west on the Silk Road from Beijing to Xi’an, Marlboro College faculty and students worked on individual research projects in four areas: photography, religion, political openness, and art history. While the “Images of China” exhibition highlights the photography group, work from each of the groups will be displayed. The exhibit includes calligraphy scrolls, the work of Muslim scholars in Xi’an who wrote Arabic phrases from the Quran in the style of Chinese calligraphy. These calligraphy scrolls are courtesy of the religion group, which will present its research on November 17, at 1:00 p.m. in Drury Gallery.

From May 18 to June 10, the twelve students and five faculty members worked in teams on a variety of research areas. Photography Professor John Willis led senior Rachel Gardam and juniors Britta Nelson and Minna Roussi in documentary photography. Amer Latif, professor of religion, investigated the Muslim community in Xi’an with seniors Talia Jackson and Charlie Israel and junior Zarah Thompson-Jacobs. Professor of Political Science Lynette Rummel, juniors Rachel Federlin and Rachel Johnson and sophomore Cayce James researched tourism and political openness in China. Felicity Ratté, professor of art history, and Seth Harter, professor of Asian studies and history, led seniors Angela Manchester and John Durham and sophomore Callaghan Howard in examining the Buddhist art in the caves of Dunhuang.

The gallery will be closed November 24 through November 28. The trip was funded by a grant from the Freeman Foundation.

This event is free and open to the public.   For more information, contact Elena Sharnoff, Marlboro College Public Affairs Officer, at (802) 251-7644.

 

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