We begin on Sept. 23, with a presentation of the nationalities, customs, costumes, and ornaments of Southwest China in the provinces of Guizhou, Guangxi, Yunnan, and Sichuan.
On Sept. 30, McDaniel will discuss sacred trade routes that have been in use for hundreds of years, such as the Ancient Tea Horse Trail.
The lecture on Oct. 7 brings an in-depth exploration of the changes in the last thirty years that have affected the lifestyles of many clans of Tibetans and other nationalities, while shedding light on the traditions that are still kept.
The series closes on Oct. 14 with a focus on the nationalities of the Silk Road, with elaborate costumes and jewelry, textile techniques, and architectural treasures.
Phila McDaniel, Ph.D, is an expert and arts educator in Asian art, cultures, and philosophy. She brings over 45 years of research and experience in conducting specialty tours to rural areas of China, Tibet, Nepal, and other Asian countries rich in minorities. She has amassed a huge collection of minority tribal costumes and ornaments now owned by the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park, San Diego. Her current endeavors, among many others, include research and grant writing for the restoration of ancient murals in old monasteries of Amdo and Kham.
For complete information on each lecture, please visit the "Lectures" section of the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library's website.
Location: Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street, La Jolla, CA 92109 Google Map