Floortalk: China and the Outside World
Sun 22 June 2014,
2pm - 2.30pm
Visa Platinum Gallery, Level 4
Exhibition entry fee applies – $10 (with concessions)
Tour Throne of Emperors with China scholar Peter Harris and curator Justine Olsen to explore China’s long involvement with other lands and people.
Merchants, traders, bearers of gifts and tribute, adventurers, religious pilgrims, migrants, scholars, officials, and soldiers – all have travelled to and from China by land and by sea. They have interacted with the Chinese in many varied ways.
The most famous symbol of exchange was the Silk Road, a series of overland networks connecting East Asia with Europe. Southerly sea routes linked China with other parts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
Peter Harris is Acting Director of the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre at Victoria University, Wellington.
Peter Harris bio
Two extraordinary exhibitions from China
Throne of Emperors and Shi Lu: A revolution in paint are our two extraordinary exhibitions from the National Museum of China. Both close 22 June 2014, so be sure to visit soon.
Throne of Emperors exhibition