The British Encounter the Celestial Empire

earl-of-elgin_smallCIW Lecture Series, National Library of Australia

Dr Benjamin Penny

6pm-7pm, Thursday 18 February 2016
Conference Room, Level 4, National Library of Australia, Canberra

Benjamin Penny, Director of the Australian Centre on China in the World, ANU, discusses how two cultures met on the southern coast of China and how the encounter had a profound effect half a world away.

Benjamin Penny’s research interests lie in religious and spiritual movements in modern and contemporary China; the interpretation of Chinese religions by westerners; medieval religious Daoism; and the history of the religions of Australian Chinese.

Supported by the ANU Australian Centre on China in the World.

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This presentation is held as part of the CIW Lecture series in association with the exhibition Celestial Empire: Life in China, 1644-1911: