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Summer Lecture Series: Going Global

Deerfield Community Center

During the 1500s trade between Asia, Western Europe, and the Americas began connecting people and places across thousands of miles. Traders, makers, and artists responded to the seemingly inexhaustible Western enthusiasm for Asian goods, including India cottons, Chinese silk, porcelain, and especially tea. This lecture series explores the global encounters that launched a world economy, fueled a consumer revolution, and spurred dreams of cosmopolitanism among Westerners captivated by an imagined Asian aesthetic.

Speakers and lecture topics coming soon.