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South San Francisco, CA, United States
DoneSat, Mar 3, 2018 3:00 AM GMT


Important Chinese paintings from the Estate of Jane Miller Chai Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to feature the Jane Miller Chai Collection of Chinese Paintings. Offering 20 lots acquired over 40+ years, the small but significant collection features works by noted artists Li Keran (1907-1989), Zhu Qizhan (1892-1996), Cui Zifan (1915-2011) and Ding Yanyong (1902-1978). Born in Southern California in 1938, Jane Miller Chai had a long and distinguished career as a journalist, editor, teacher and author on matters related to Asia. After graduating from Stanford University in Far Eastern History, she held a number of positions that reflected her interest in Asian culture and passion for Asian arts. She was Editor for Asia at the Japanese Reader’s Digest in Tokyo. At the Associated Press headquarters in New York, she was a division head, with a focus on Asia. In more recent years, she was Associate Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and taught on the San Francisco peninsula on subjects such as Southeast Asia, Central Asia, and the Silk Road (from China to Rome). She wroteTiger and the Hare, and was co-author of Pacific Security with Dr. Claude A. Buss. She passed away in 2017.