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Webinar GCI: The History of Photography in China by Oliver Moore

Wanneer:do 08-06-2017 15:00 - 16:30
Waar:DS-zaal, Smitsborg, Nettelbosje 1, 9747 AJ Groningen
Oliver Moore
Oliver Moore

CEASG partner the Groninger Confucius Institute hosts webinars in the form of speeches, seminars and lectures on various topics. Experts in many different areas will be invited to share their insights.

In this webina r, Professor Moore will share the research he did for a book on the history of photography in China. He will discuss photography as a medium broadly reported -- if unequally available – throughout the world after the announcement of its invention in Paris in 1839. Most histories of photography are marketed as global histories, but they say little concerning China. Or, if they do, China figures only as a viewable destination/object in Western exploration. His study seeks instead to understand Chinese definitions, engagement s and experiences that show how photography was adapted by Chinese users to Chinese conditions.

Oliver Moore is Professor of Chinese Language and Culture at the University of Groningen. He studied Chinese at SOAS (London University and Fudan University (Shanghai). His PhD dissertation is a social history of Tang and Five Dynasties’ civil service examinations. He has worked at the British Museum, Leiden University and Kyoto University, and the National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden. His interests cover the history, art history, sociology and international relations of early and modern China. His forthcoming book is a study of China’s history of photography.

NB: The number of online participants is 24. First come, first served.

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