Vessels of Influence: China and Porcelain in Medieval and Early Modern Japan


Vessels of Influence, while examining in depth the role of Chinese ceramics in Japan, also delves into the meaning, motivation for, and rapid development of Japanese porcelain from many angles, including archaeology, heirloom and documentary evidence. The political and fiscal advantage that one lord found for his domain in creating its own local ‘china’ is placed in the context of the domestic and international market economy.

Through an examination of the role of Chinese products and that of a domesticated ‘china’ in Japan, a fuller picture of Japan’s rich material culture emerges, revealing complex interactions between government, taste-makers, traders, merchants, consumers, imports and new technology. Vessels of Influence also discusses how these interactions have been viewed by historians, and the often heated debates that have occurred as a result.

* The book will be available on the day at the special price of £13.50.

Date: 16 November 2012, 6:00pm
Venue: Daiwa Foundation Japan House, 13/14 Cornwall Terrace, Outer Circle, London NW1 4QP
Tel: 020 7486 4348
Email: office@dajf.org.uk
Web: http://www.dajf.org.uk/event/vessels-of-influence-china-and-porcelain-in-medieval-and-early-modern-japan
Organiser: The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

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