There are many lectures and webinars in Chinese art & culture. here are some recommendations from members.
ZT: I signed up for this live talk from US China Institute and very much worth watching on the Qianlong Emperor. The events are middle of the night our time but they record and send an email later so have just watched this one. The expert speakers knew their stuff and part of the restoration team at the Forbidden Palace. This link is the 1st talk in the series of 3 on the architecture of the Forbidden City.
ZT: Podcast BBC4 short ( 13mins) on maritime trade in the Ming was on this morning- Yongle Emperor and all that. David Abulafia charts the surprising extent of maritime exploration in Ming dynasty China.
CK: Have just finished a book about China and especially Yunnan. It is “The Five Foot Road” by Angus McDonald, who is an Australian who decided to follow in the footsteps of another traveller G.E.Morrison who travelled there 100 years previously. Also just finished reading Sorrow Mountain: The Remarkable Story of a Tibetan Warrior Nun by Ani Pachen and Adelaide Donelley.
China: A History in Objects (British Museum)
3812 Gallery’s 12 Days of Christmas in Chinese paintings is adding daily.
As a change from tea, Asia House’s exploration of the story of coffee.
Chinese culture and language also available with Madison Plantier (who did our AGM afternoon talk).
Online Tai Chi & Qigong.
The Met’s catalogue of Buddhist sculpture is available free.
Asia House is planning A Journey Trough the Past and Future of Human Voice: https://asiahousearts.org/one-voice/
A new approach to Chinese arts.
Unsung Heroes of Ink is a new film exploring the importance and role of paper in Chinese ink painting. Interesting trailer.