An Unexpected Masterpiece

2020-08-25T08:40:51+00:00September 9, 2020|Categories: , |Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Colloquium on Pearl River Delta, Art, and Global Exchange in Maritime Trade History

2020-06-22T08:30:51+00:00January 18, 2020|Categories: |Tags: , , , , , |

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.

Catholic Realism in the Qing Court

2020-06-22T08:34:54+00:00January 11, 2020|Categories: |Tags: , , , , |

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.

Rembrandt at the Rijksmuseum

2020-06-22T08:20:23+00:00December 4, 2019|Categories: |Tags: , , , , , , |

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.


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