Opening Curatorial Lecture For Empress Dowager Cixi: Selections From the Summer Palace

Presented by Guest Curator Ying-chen Peng, Assistant Professor of Art History at American University. Ying-chen Peng will discuss Cixi’s life, her path toward becoming one of the most powerful women in the nineteenth century, her art patronage and the changing perception of her image in China and beyond. Peng will also touch upon the history of the Summer Palace Museum, Beijing, China, where this special exhibition was organized.


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