: Zhu Wenqi: A Tale of Two Books: Negotiating Art and Commerce in William Alexander’s Visions of Late 18th-Century China

Date: 31 October 2019
Time: 5:00pm
Venue: Room 7.58, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus

The period 1790-1830 was a golden age for Egnlish illustrated books, during which a great variety of colour printed images were reproduced and circulated to an emerging middle-class readership. Costume books, a pictorial genre from early-modern Europe that depicts the dress and manners of people, were revived at this time to collect and categorize new information of foreign countries found in the process of Britain’s global expansion… (Please click on the image to read more)