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Chinese art and archeology scholar Dora C.Y. Ching will speak on “Variations on Lines and Dots: Writing and Painting in Chinese Art” 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, in room 108 of Lafayette’s Williams Center for the Arts.

Free and open to the public, the talk is Lafayette’s annual Carol P. Dorian ’79 Memorial Lecture in Art History.

A Ph.D. candidate in Chinese art and archeology at Princeton University, Ching is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University. She served as project coordinator from 1998-1999 for the exhibition “The Embodied Image: Chinese Calligraphy from the John B. Elliottt Collection” at Princeton University Art Museum.

Ching is a former editor of National Palace Museum Bulletin, Taipei. She has been the author, co-editor, or translator of 11 publications and given lectures at venues such as Christie’s, the Annual Meeting of the Association of Asian Studies, Princeton University, Bryn Mawr College, the Society of Scribes, and the National Palace Museum. Ching has received several fellowships and awards, including the Jane and Morgan Whitney Art History Fellowship from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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