Thursday, September 17, 2009

Europeans in China

New Exhibition Opens at Folger

From the 1550s to the early 1700s, the European view of China was largely one of awe and admiration for a magnificently civilized culture of curious customs, great antiquity, and rare commodities at the opposite end of the globe. Using rare books, maps, and manuscripts as well as porcelain wares and figurines, "Imagining China" explores this early vision of China through European eyes. The exhibition runs from 18 September through 9 January.


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