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.

Launching of the FAULTLINES Afterwords website

2020-07-01T02:52:14+00:00March 15, 2019|Categories: News Archive 2018-19|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Afterwords is a website developed for the 2018 Gwangju Biennale  “Faultlines” exhibition curated by Dr. Yeewan Koon. It documented a series of interviews with the participating artists held during [...]

Dr. Yeewan Koon and the 2018 Gwangju Biennale

2020-07-01T02:07:24+00:00August 28, 2018|Categories: News Archive 2017-18|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The 2018 Gwangju Biennale will soon start and Dr. Yeewan Koon as one of the 11 curators is currently busy working with the artists at the exhibition venue. Their [...]

Conservation in Historic Places of Worship: Tales from Westminster Abbey

2020-06-23T04:37:57+00:00October 14, 2016|Categories: |Tags: , , , , |

Conservation in Historic Places of Worship: Tales from Westminster Abbey Date: 14 October 2016 (Friday) Time: 6:30pm Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong Centre For more than 1,000 years, people have [...]

Gwangju Biennale Panel Discussion

2020-07-01T02:41:39+00:00April 19, 2016|Categories: News Archive 2015-16|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

A full range of contemporary art events took place in Hong Kong towards the end of March. On 23 March, we were delighted to have invited the curatorial team of Gwangju [...]

In Conversation with Cai Guo-qiang and Yoshitomo Nara

2020-07-01T02:41:42+00:00April 18, 2016|Categories: News Archive 2015-16|Tags: , , , , , |

Asia Society collaborated with the Department to offer the public an opportunity to meet with Yoshitomo Nara and Cai Guo-qiang, at a conversation with Michelle Yun (Senior Curator, Modern and [...]


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