Chinese Culture Talk - Oceanic Time and Chinese Art

21/11/2016 - 14:00 to 17:00
Royal Library of Belgium
Mont des Arts
1000 Brussels


Dr. ZHANG Qing is invited by the Chinese Ministry of Culture to give a Chinese Culture Talk in Brussels, in the framework of the 2nd China Arts Festival in the EU. Renowned scholar on Chinese art history, his research and career led him to cast light on an interesting perspective on Chinese art history: the intricate relationship between the development of arts in China, and the maritime explorations led by China, which conducted economic progress but also influenced greatly exchanges in artistic achievements between the East and the West.


Taking as a starting point the Maritime Silk Road and the explorations of Zheng He (1405-1431), which opened the door for China to communicate with the rest of the world, Dr. Zhang is making insightful parallelisms between his very first passion – Chinese Art – and the changing economic and cultural contexts at China’s local, regional, state and national levels, over time.


Completed by a comprehensive presentation on Chinese modern and contemporary art history since the Ming and Qing dynasties, Dr. Zhang Qing’s Chinese Culture Talk is certainly an event not to be missed for anyone curious to learn about Chinese art and history, and especially for academic researchers, students, scholars and art lovers.


The event will be held in Chinese and English.


The program is subject to change

  • 2.00PM – 2.30PM : registration
  • 2.30PM – 3.45PM : Chinese Culture Talk, by Dr. Zhang Qing.
  • 3.45PM – 4.00PM : Q&A with Dr. Zhang Qing
  • 4.00PM – 5.00PM : Closing drink

Organizer contact

China Arts Festival in the EU

Phone : 0499083913

Cellphone : 0499083913