Porcelain Ewer of a dancing woman prized at the Mughal court Jingdezhen, China 1522-1600

Queen Charlotte Imari Style soft paste porcelain, Worcester, England 1765-75
Queen Charlotte Imari Style soft paste porcelain, Worcester, England 1765-75

Ko-sometsuke set of five boar-shaped dishes, Jingdezhen, China 1621-27

Incense Burner fantastical assembly from different cultures


China Mania The Global Passion For Porcelain, 800-1900 CE

Guided Tour on October 4, 2014 (Saturday, 3pm)
of the ACM Special Exhibition

Exhibition outline

For more than a thousand years, China provided the world with porcelain of the highest quality. Translucent, elegant, and durable, Chinese porcelain of various sizes and colors was eagerly sought – and just as eagerly copied and imitated. This exhibition examines the global demand for porcelain, not only in Europe and America, but also within Asia including Japan, South East Asia and the Islamic world.

If you thought globalization is a new concept, you will have to visit this exhibition to find out about the global reach of the Chinese porcelain!
Through 150 objects, including new acquisitions, China Mania examines how international trade and cultural exchange spread styles, forms, and manufacturing technologies throughout different regions. These exchanges dramatically altered the course of Asian art. The ceramics became prized heirlooms valued for their exotic origins, superior technology, and beauty.
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Tour Details

Date: October 4, 2014 (Saturday, 3pm)

Time: Tour will begin at 3 pm Please meet outside the China Mania Special Exhibition Hall at 2:50 pm.

Tour Duration: 1.5 hours

Tour Leaders are Lim Yah Chiew Vice President SEACS, Pauline Ong and Vidya Schalk members of SEACS and docents at the Asian Civilizations Museum (ACM) and have been part of the China Mania Special Exhibitions Research Group.

The guided tour is free for SEAC members. Accompanying guests are welcome and are requested to purchase their ticket at the ACM ticket office. For your convenience ticket prices are posted at this link:

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