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Dialogue with Silk between Europe and Asia: History, Technology and Art
Programme of Conference Dialogue with Silk between Europe and Asia: History, Technology and Art

Programme of Conference

Dialogue with Silk between Europe and Asia: History, Technology and Art

Nov 30 (Thu)

Opening ceremony, Chair: Feng Zhao

9:00-9:05 Xavier de la Selle: Welcome speech

9:05-9:10 Jean-Dominique Durand: Opening speech

9:10-9:15 Natalia Wagner: Speech of UNESCO representative


Panel 1: France, Chair: Maria Menshikova

9:20-9:55 Claire Berthommier& Xavier de la Selle: The history of silk industry in Lyon

9:55-10:15 Feng Zhao: Distribution of the Jacquard loom

10:15-10:35 Dominique Cardon: Silk dyeing in Europe from the Middle Ages to the 18th century AD

10:35-10:45 Q&A


Panel 2: Archaeology, Chair: Dominique Cardon

10:45-11:05 Yang Zhou: New findings on origins of silk

11:05-11:25 DodeZvezdana: Archaeological textiles and the problems of dating and cultural attribution of funerary complexes

11:25-11:45 Sim Yeon-ok: A study of Geum silk from Seokga pagoda in Bulguksa

11:45-12:05 Q&A

12:05-13:30 Lunch


Panel 3: Museum collections, Chair: Baichun Zhang

13:30-13:50 Mei MeiRado: Russian Silks at the Qing Court: Circulation, Function, and Influence

13:50-14:10 Jialiang Lu: French silks in China National Silk Museum

14:10-14:30 Maria Menshikova: “Dragons of Disgusting Appearance” on the Orthodox Casula Robe c.1700 - a Rule or Exception

14:30-14:50 Q&A


Panel 4: Asia, Chair: Claudio Zanier

15:10-15:30 Bingzhang Zhong: Restructuring Contemporary Value of Traditional Techniques of Shu Brocade in Cultural Change

15:30-15:50 Hui Liu: Chinese Brocade with linked - Pearl Pattern from 6th Century

to 8th Century

15:50-16:10 Xin Cai: The art of silk patterns in Liao, song, Xixia and Jin Dynasties under the collision and fusion of various cultures

16:10-16:30 Yusen Yu: Silk as Painting Support in the Timurid-Turkmen Periods: A New Practice of Art in Fifteenth-Century Central Asia and Iran

16:30-16:40 Q&A


Dec 1 (Fri)

Panel 5: Art of silk on the Silk Road, Chair

9:00-9:20 Le Wang: Art of silk on the Silk Road in the Han and Jin dynasties

9:20-9:40 Francina Chiara: Paisley pattern in textiles: A mark in movement along the Silk Road

9:40-10:00 Susanne Lervad: The Textilnet.dk project from Denmark

10:00-10:20 Wei Chen: The Transition under Emperor’s Enthusiasm: The Sinicization of Tapestry in Song Dynasty



Panel 6: Silk exchanges between Europe and Asia, Chair: DodeZvezdana

10:30-10:50 Claudio Zanier: Early Chinese influence on silk cultivation and silk production in Europe

10:50-11:10 Toshitaka Matsuura: History of International interchanges of silk-reeling technology: China, France and Japan

11:10-11:30 Michele Canepa: Trip of Italian people in Japan between 1855 and 1870

11:30-11:50 Q&A and closing remarks

11:50-13:50 Lunch


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