An exhibition The Golden Age of China: Qianlong Emperor (r.1736–1795) is coming to the National Gallery of Victoria, NGV International, 27 March – 21 June, 2015
The Culture Concept Circle videos survey the progress of architecture, gardens, interiors, paintings, sculpture & objet d’art FREE – Antiquity to Renaissance
Ming: 50 Years that Changed China is an important exhibition at the British Museum starting 18th September, 2014, with scholars exploring the period 1400 – 1450
The first stirring of what we now know as the China Trade began when Europe was still emerging from the medieval period, and today it is still evolving
Painter and Jesuit Priest Giuseppe Castiglione arrived in China in 1715 and passed his life at the Court of Emperors K’ang-hsi, Yung-cheng and Ch’ien-lung
Italian adventurer, Marco Polo, perpetuated the western predilection for exotic goods in the European mind from early in the thirteenth century. He related fascinating stories about visiting a far off luxurious land called Cathay.