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Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Enduring Relevance of a 1,000-Year-Old Chinese Design Manual

The Sanli tu is a medieval book, completed in 961 CE, that represents the oldest extant illustrated guidebook to the canonical texts of Confucianism known as the San li, or the Three Rites.

Facsimile pages of the Sanli tu are on view at Bard Graduate Center, where an illuminating exhibition explores the book’s significance and legacy in design.

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