Pictured at right, Patrick Dowdey, curator of the Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, visits with students and faculty at the Southwest University for Nationalities in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China on July 6. Dowdey lived on Soutwest University's campus during his dissertation research in 1995-6 and has lectured, attended conferences and met with anthropology students there every year since.
Anthropology major Conan Cheong '12 poses with UCLA student Helen Ma at the Chengdu Wholesale Market in July. Cheong also is in Chengdu doing field research on a Davenport Grant. He is studying Tibetan sculptors working on traditional subjects.
Dowdey, who took this photo of Chengdu's Wholesale Market, is in China researching Buddhist prints. His exhibition, "Pearl of the Snowlands: Buddhist Prints from the Derge Parkhang," which was featured in the Freeman East Asian Studies Gallery in fall 2008, will be at UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History in spring 2012.