- The Qianlong Emperor - The Ultimate Renaissance Ruler & Fine Art Collector
The Qianlong Emperor - The Ultimate Renaissance Ruler & Fine Art Collector
Date: Wednesday, 31 January, 2018
Location: Lecture Theatre, Sir Charles Wilson Building
3 Kelvin Way, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ
A free talk organised by the Confucius Institute at
6pm on 31st January
2018 in the Lecture Theatre, Sir Charles Wilson
Building (3 Kelvin Way, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ).
Qianlong Emperor (r. 1735-1795) was arguably one of the greatest of
all Chinese emperors. He guided China through a period of
unquestionable political, economic and cultural prosperity rivaling
previous periods of achievement in Chinese history. For all these
successes as a ruler, it is in the fields of art and culture that
Qianlong made the greatest contributions to China's
lecture will provide an insight into Qianlong not only as a
successful emperor but also as a scholar and collector of fine art.
In addition, participants will have the opportunity to see the
personal textile collection of the presenter. A drinks reception
will be provided after the lecture.
David Rosier is a Chartered Insurer
by profession and Fellow of the Assurance Medical Society, and was
a Committee Member and lecturer for the Hong Kong Textile Society.
He is also an Accredited Lecturer of the National Association of
Decorative and Fine Arts Societies. He has extensive international
experience as an author and lecturer with over 25 years of direct
experience of East Asia. Whilst living in Hong Kong in 1990s, David
collected approximately 700 imperial-related textiles, insignia of
rank and dress accessories, predominately from the Qing
Deputy Director, Confucius Institute