The Stamp of Authority

stampofauthorityCIW Lecture Series – National Library of Australia

The Stamp of Authority: Printing in the Celestial Court
Stephen Whiteman

6pm-7pm, Thursday 17 March 2016
Theatre, Lower Ground 1, National Library of Australia

Dr Stephen Whiteman, lecturer in Asian Art at the University of Sydney, discusses the significance of printing and publishing in the articulation of Qing imperial authority.

Prior to joining the University of Sydney, Dr Whiteman taught art and architectural history of Asia at the University of Pennsylvania, Middlebury College, and the University of Colorado. Most recently, he was the A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. His research interests include Qing court art and architecture; print and book history; art and authority in the early modern world; and intermateriality and artistic translation.

Supported by the Australian Centre on China in the World.

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This event is held as part of the public programs for the exhibition Celestial Empire: Life in China, 1644-1911: