The Emperor’s New Robe: The Matrix of Ritual Space in Imperial Attire

Sat, 06/10/2023 - 2:00pm

The contemporary Chinese photographs in Framing the Revolution: Contemporary Chinese Photographs from the Jack and Susy Wadsworth Collection reference a tumultuous and complex series of earlier historical developments. China historian Ina Asim will provide 19th and 20th-century political context and discuss an unusual robe created for an official of a very short-lived imperial government. The presentation will provide the background for the political events that prompted the design of the robe and the symbolism of its decor.