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February 21, 2014 | Elaine Woo
James Cahill, an art historian and curator who played an influential role in expanding the study and teaching of Chinese painting in the West before and after the opening up of U.S.-China relations in the early 1970s, died Feb. 14 at his home in Berkeley. He was 87. The cause was complications of prostate cancer, said his daughter, Sarah Cahill . A longtime professor at UC Berkeley, Cahill was a dominant scholar in his field for 50 years. In the late 1950s, he was one of a small number of Western scholars permitted access to the imperial paintings that had been evacuated to Taiwan before the Chinese mainland fell under Communist rule.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2014 | Elaine Woo
James Cahill, an art historian and curator who played an influential role in expanding the study and teaching of Chinese painting in the West before and after the opening up of U.S.-China relations in the early 1970s, died Feb. 14 at his home in Berkeley. He was 87. The cause was complications of prostate cancer, said his daughter, Sarah Cahill . A longtime professor at UC Berkeley, Cahill was a dominant scholar in his field for 50 years. In the late 1950s, he was one of a small number of Western scholars permitted access to the imperial paintings that had been evacuated to Taiwan before the Chinese mainland fell under Communist rule.
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December 2, 1995 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Throughout his distinguished career as a historian of Chinese art, James Cahill, professor emeritus at UC Berkeley, has made a point of looking into "low class" aspects of art production that Chinese commentators don't deign to recognize.
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December 2, 1995 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Throughout his distinguished career as a historian of Chinese art, James Cahill, professor emeritus at UC Berkeley, has made a point of looking into "low class" aspects of art production that Chinese commentators don't deign to recognize.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 1995
Art Anyone intrigued by Chinese art will want to reserve Saturday afternoon to hear the erudite and witty Chinese art historian James Cahill, professor emeritus at UC Berkeley and author of the classic text "Chinese Painting" (Skira, 1960). Cahill will give an illustrated lecture on a neglected aspect of painting during the Ch'ing Dynasty (1644-1912).
NATIONAL
September 4, 2004 | From Associated Press
A deputy fire chief died early Friday after rushing alone into a burning home and alerting residents to evacuate, officials said. James D'Heron, wearing no protective or breathing gear, was found on a second-floor landing by fellow firefighters, Mayor James Cahill said. He had been the first firefighter on the scene. D'Heron, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene. Thirteen adults and two children escaped safely; no others were hurt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1993
The developers of a factory outlet in Oxnard have won approval for a deferment of nearly $700,000 in fees they told City Council members they could not immediately afford. Council members this week unanimously approved an amendment to the development agreement between the city and the builders of the Oxnard Factory Outlet Center, which is slated for construction on land south of the Ventura Freeway between Rose and Rice avenues.
NEWS
March 3, 1985 | Associated Press
John B. Kelly Jr., U.S. Olympic Committee president, Olympic rowing medalist and brother of the late Princess Grace of Monaco, died Saturday while jogging, police said. He was 57. Police Lt. James Cahill said Kelly's body was found at a Center City intersection. Identification was delayed because Kelly had nothing with him. Bob Waters, an investigator at the Medical Examiner's Office, said no cause of death would be released pending completion of toxicology tests.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 1986 | DAN SULLIVAN, Times Theater Critic
It's not always easy to spot the reason a show doesn't work, but anyone can see the problem with "Sweet Bird of Youth" at the Ahmanson. Tennessee Williams' 1959 play calls for two "monsters," a fading movie queen and an aging beachboy. This production supplies only one. She is played by Lauren Bacall. Other actresses have seen Williams' heroine, Alexandra Del Lago, as a jittery lady with a ego problem. Nonsense, says Miss Bacall. This is a star.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 1995
Art Anyone intrigued by Chinese art will want to reserve Saturday afternoon to hear the erudite and witty Chinese art historian James Cahill, professor emeritus at UC Berkeley and author of the classic text "Chinese Painting" (Skira, 1960). Cahill will give an illustrated lecture on a neglected aspect of painting during the Ch'ing Dynasty (1644-1912).
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June 5, 1996 | WILLIAM WILSON, TIMES ART CRITIC
It's the kind of small exhibition that's winsome because everything about it is better than its dimensions suggest. Titled "Paintings of Zhi Garden by Zhang Hong: Revisiting a Seventeenth-Century Chinese Garden," the show consists of 20 album-size sheets, known collectively as "Zhi Yuan Tu," tucked away in an alcove in the lower level of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Ahmanson Gallery.
BUSINESS
July 8, 1986 | Associated Press
Lobstermen, long known as a crusty, bad-tempered bunch who occasionally come to blows over the tiny patches of ocean where they make their living, are fighting a new enemy: divers. Lobstermen claim trap break-ins by underwater thieves have become so common that they have coined the term "jigging" to describe them and allegedly have turned to violence to stop them.
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