CURSO DE FORMAÇÃO CONTÍNUA
The course is arranged on the basis of the collections in Macau Museum, which includes Chinese ceramics, bronzes, tomb sculptures and other representitives of China’s art and culture. It considers the ways in which China’s art and culture were changed through contact across the Euroasia steppe. It focuses on three main questions:
- what are the representatives of China’s art and culture?
- why they are different from that in the West?
- how they are connected with the Western world?
Through regional interactions, Chinese people adopted exotics from their neighbours, such as the early metallurgy and the use of sculpture, but the Chinese way of using them were greatly different from that in their original contexts, such as the invention of piece-mould method for casting complicated bronze ritual vessels, and the massive production of the Terracotta Warriors and the Han tomb sculptures. In later centuries, products from China also went the other way around, such as ceramics and porcelain, paper, and tea, which became exotics along the traditional Silk Road and the Maritime Silk Road.