China in Britain 1760- 1860: Key note speech by Dame Helen Ghosh
|Dates:||12 May 2016|
|Times:||15:00 - 17:00|
|What is it:||Conferences|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|How much:||FREE - registration required|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, General public|
The British-Inter University China Centre (BICC) and the Centre for Chinese Studies (CCS) invite you to this keynote speech-public talk with Dame Helen Ghosh, Director-General of the National Trust.
China held a distinctive place in the European consciousness in the 18th and 19th centuries, and this was no more apparent than in the country houses and gardens that would come into the hands of the National Trust in the 20th and 21st centuries.
At times admiring of China's 4000 year lineage of society, ethics and traditions, while at other times dismissive of a culture whose artifacts and their collection were viewed as no more than a 'deviant obsession', the British reflect their own ideas of China in the objects they bought and commissioned from the East.
Dame Helen will discuss the influence that this fascination with China and Chinese objects has had upon the National Trust's places and collections, and the people that shaped them, using case studies to draw attention to the complex and lasting impact of China in Britain.
Dame Helen Ghosh joined the civil service from Oxford University, where she read modern history. During her civil service career, Helen worked in a wide range of Government departments working on a range of social policy issues, including child poverty, asylum and immigration and local community regeneration.
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Price: FREE - registration required
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