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Hamada Shoji (Japanese, 1894–1978). Bowl, ca. 1950. Stoneware with clear and iron glazes, Height: 3 in. Diameter: 8 1/2 in. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. Richard H. Webber. 57.118

Lessons From Asian Art: Cultural Diplomacy Through Ceramics

Through a variety of classroom and museum experiences, high school students will be able to explain how ceramic forms can provide examples of both continuity and change between regions and how the trade of ceramic products between cultures can create a positive impact on both economic and diplomatic fronts.
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Scene from "The Tale of Genji": from the chapter "The Maiden", between 1650 and 1700

Lessons from Asian Art: Material World

Through a variety of classroom and museum experiences, middle school students will apply their scientific inquiry skills to investigate different artistic mediums in order to discover how artists have applied various tools and technology in the transformation of raw materials into works of art. 
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"Mountain and River Landscape," 1711, Wang Yuanqi, Chinese; Ink and watercolor on paper.

Lessons from Asian Art: A Taste for the Three Perfections

Through classroom and museum experiences, middle school students will be able to describe the ways in which East Asian painting and calligraphy in various formats have evolved as records of time and conveyors of cultural values.
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Image: Bojagi, mid to late 20th century, Korean; silk, cloth. 

Storytelling Through Asian Art

Through classroom and museum experiences, elementary students will be able to describe how East Asian artists used various materials and symbols to tell a story using the work of art.
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“Early Autumn,” late 1200s–1300s, signed Qian Xuan, Ink and watercolor on paper. Detroit Institute of Arts

The Seasons in Bloom

Through classroom and museum experiences, elementary students will be able to accurately identify and describe various plants related to the four seasons as represented in a variety of East Asian art. 
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