Research Summary: Willows on the Wall

The embedding of colorful broken ceramic shards on the façade of monumental buildings is a common sight in the city of Huế, and the practice continues today as signifiers of new power and prestige in places like An Bằng. While a majority of these decorations were...

Chinese Text as Ornament

Returning to Huế again in December, the weather was a lot more cooperative and even chilly after weeks of non-stop rain. I caught a lucky break in between the rains for a few dry and sunny days. Much of the tourist crowds I saw in the summer had largely left, leaving...
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