Submitted by ub on Wed, 02/01/2012 - 14:24

Chinese art lovers and collectors gain insight into the appreciation and collection of zisha teapots, the Renwen Society at China Institute is inviting Prof. Kang Er, Director of the Art Center at Nanjing University, to give a lecture on this unique artifact.

Made out of fine clay that turns reddish brown or purple black after firing, zisha teapots embody the grace and refinement of Chinese culture. From a functional point of view, it is a nourishing vessel that changes with the aroma, flavor and color of tea. From an aesthetic perspective, it is an instrument of seduction, edification and cultivation. From a cultural standpoint, it is a carrier of knowledge, an ideal marriage of yin and yang, as well as a perfect union of Confucian, Taoist and Buddhist teachings.

Prof. Kang is a connoisseur and expert on zisha teapots and has given a series of talks on the subject on CCTV to millions of viewers. He has also written a TV drama on zisha teapots.

February 12, 2012 from 2 to 4pm to learn more about this remarkable piece of Chinese culture