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Terracotta Warriors at the Asian Art Museum
  Armored Kneeling Archer Terracotta Height 125 cm, weight 160 kg Excavated from Pit 2, Qin Shihuang tomb complex, 1977 Reproduced with kind permission from the Qin Shihuang Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum  
Meet Asian Art Museum Director Jay Xu *08 on Saturday, March 30th, followed by a tour of the special exhibition of "China's Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor's Legacy."

This spring the Asian Art Museum presents a special exhibition that features 120 rare objects from the great tomb complex of China’s First Emperor (259-210 BCE). The exhibition includes ten life-size terracotta figures—the maximum number of figures permitted outside China in a single exhibition.

The First Emperor, a man described by many historians as an imperial leader and military genius, began his quest for immortality by building an elaborate tomb complex which took thousands of workers and 38 years to complete. First unearthed in 1974, the underground burial complex is an astonishing discovery on par with Egypt’s mummies and elaborate tombs. Contemporary observers continue to be enthralled by the First Emperor's legacy, and it is through this ongoing interest that the First Emperor did indeed achieve immortality.

Visit http://terracotta-warriors.asianart.org/exhibitions/terracotta-warriors to learn more about the exhibition.

Thanks to a special arrangement with the museum, on March 30th two dozen members of PCNC, the Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton (A4P), and the Stanford Asian Pacific American Alumni Club (SAPAAC) will have an opportunity to meet with Museum Director Dr. Jay Xu *08 before taking docent-led tours of the exhibition. Dr. Xu came to Princeton from Shanghai as a young graduate student in the early 1990s, receiving his M.A. in 1993 and his Ph.D. in 2008, the same year he became director of the Asian Art Museum. 

The meeting with Dr. Xu will be held in the Fisher dining room, which is adjacent to the museum's Cafe Asia. Seating is very limited.

Participants should plan to arrive at the museum between 12 noon and 12:45 PM. Dr. Xu’s remarks will begin at 1:00 PM, followed by private guided tours shortly afterwards.

Because seating is so limited, this event is open only to members of PCNC, A4P, and SAPAAC, and their guests (one guest per member). The cost is $28 per person, which includes museum admission and a docent-led guided tour.  (It does not include lunch.) For those who are also members of the Asian Art Museum, the cost will be only $8 per person for the docent-led tour.

To join the Asian Art Museum, please sign up at http://www.asianart.org/membership.htm.

PCNC MEMBERS: Click here to buy tickets!!! Note: Be sure to complete your transaction by submitting your RSVP list (guest list) in the last step. 

Members of A4P and Stanford's APAAC should contact Chris Loh '86 to buy tickets. His e-mail address is chris_loh [at] sbcglobal.net

The deadline to purchase your ticket is March 13, 2013.

The Asian Art Museum is located at 200 Larkin Street in San Francisco, a short walk from the Civic Center BART station.

See you at the Asian!

Event Information
EVENT DATE:
Saturday, Mar 30 2013 at 12:30pm [ iCal ]
LOCATION:
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA
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