[artinfo] Invitation/meghívó

Földy Krisztina Lilla foldyl at freemail.hu
Mon Feb 16 15:27:35 CET 2004

A Közép-európai Egyetem Kulturális és Művészeti Központja 
szeretettel meghívja Önt

Morris Rossabi: The Legacy of Genghis Khan: Mongol Influence on the 
Arts and Culture of China, Iran and Europe című előadására 

2004. február 17-én, 17 órakor a CEU (Bp., V., Nádor u. 9.) Gellner 

Minden érdeklődőt szeretettel várunk!

The CEU Center for Arts and Culture, in cooperation with OSI Arts and 
Culture Network Program, 
cordially invites you to the public lecture by

Morris Rossabi on The Legacy of Genghis Khan: Mongol Influence on the 
Arts and Culture of China, Iran, and Europe

February 17, 2004 - Gellner Room, 5 p.m. (Bp., 5th district, Nádor u. 9.)

Most Westerners conceive of the Mongols as rapacious plunderers, and 
the very names “Mongols” or “Genghis Khan” or “Mongol hordes” often 
conjure up images of bloodthirsty brutes intent on looting, raping, and 
killing. However, the Mongols supported cultural manifestations of great 
variety, including Chinese porcelain and theater and Iranian miniature 
painting and textiles. The Mongols themselves were not artistic 
creators or innovators; however, they helped transmit cultural 
developments from one part of their empire to another and, in addition, 
were patrons and consumers of a wide range of arts. This slide-
illustrated lecture starts with a brief description of the establishment of 
the Mongol world empire and then focuses on the Mongol influence on 
Iranian culture and art and then on European culture and art.

Morris Rossabi is Professor of East Asian History and Cultures at 
Columbia University. He is the author of numerous publications 
including Khublai Khan: His Life and Times. (Berkeley: University of 
California Press, 1988); Governing China’s MultiEthnic Frontiers. 
(Seattle:  University of Washington Press, 2003); A New Mongolia in a 
New World. (Berkeley:  University of California Press, 2003) The 
exhibition catalogue - The Legacy of Genghis Khan: Courtly Art and 
Culture in Western Asia, 1256-1353 - to which Rossabi contributed with 
an article on “The Cultural Legacy of the Mongols,” received the award 
as the best catalogue produced in the U.S. in 2003, an honor given by 
the College Art Association.

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