Art and its Histories: Scholars in Lecture An Unexpected Masterpiece: Luo Ping’s Ghost Amusement Scroll Date: 9 September 2020 (Wednesday) Time: 6:30-7:30pm Registration: Click here to join the Free Facebook [...]
This paper looks at the use of portraiture by the Manchu official Qiying (1787-1858) who was sent by the Daoguang Emperor (r.1820-1850) to Guangdong for the negotiations of the Nanjing Treaty after the Opium War (1839-1841). By looking at the different practices involved in the gifting of portraits in Europe and China, the paper will highlight the problems of communications and exchanges between Britain and China during this period. It will also show how Guangdong’s leading merchants were instrumental in these discussions and how they were active players in Guangdong’s local community and Qing politics.
One of the greatest cases of Sino-European cultural interaction before 1911 took place in the Qing court when emperors Kangxi, Yongzheng, and Qianlong hosted and patronized a number of Jesuit artists and artisans from Europe. The Jesuits were trying to impress the emperors with supposedly superior scientific knowledge in order to help spread Christianity in China, while the emperors integrated the missionaries’ foreign painting techniques into court art to extend their own political ends.
The Department of Fine Arts and Taschen Books present a wonderful evening on Rembrandt with Duncan Bull, curator from Rijksmuseum. Taschen Books is also kindly hosting a special Dutch snacks and cocktails reception before the conversation starting at 6pm. So come, enjoy a cocktail, peruse some art books, learn about Rembrandt! Our teachers including Dr. Hammers and Dr. Lastra will also be there joining in the festivities at Taikwun.
It Begins with a Story: Artists, Writers, and Periodicals in Asia Date: 11-13 January 2018 (Thursday-Saturday) Venue: HKU Language: Cantonese, English and Mandarin, with simultaneous interpretation provided Organised by Asia [...]
Dining, Diplomacy and Decoration: Chinese Porcelain in European Court Collections, 1500-1800 Date: 8 November 2017 (Wednesday) Time: 6:00-8:00pm Venue: Room 4.34, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus In the sixteenth [...]