Patricia Berger, University of California, Berkeley
When the Manchus conquered China in the mid-seventeenth century and founded the Qing dynasty, they created a new visual culture that reflected the multi-ethnic mix of their vast empire. Global trade brought fresh ideas from Central Asia, Russia, Western Europe and beyond. The Qing dynasty's 'culture of curiosity' is considered by looking at the movement of technologies and goods in and out of the court at its height in the eighteenth century.
Other lectures in this series:
Oct 5: First Emperor, Last King: The Creation of the Chinese Empire
Oct 12: Photography and the Uprising in India, 1857
Oct 19: The Mongol Empire between Ecology and History: Environmental Questions about the Rise of Chinggis Khan
Oct 26: Amid Three Empires: the Philippines Under Spain, the United States, and Japan, 1565-1946
Nov 2: TBA
Nov 9: China on the Global Stage: Arts of the Qing Empire
Nov 16: Retreat from Empire: Japan's Changing Choices in the Age of Encounter
Nov 23: History and Empire: A Comparative Look at Ottoman, Safavid Persian and Mughal Illustrated Manuscripts
Dec 7: Rethinking Japanese Empire of the 20th Century
SAM member series: $45
Nonmember series: $88
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