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Thursday, December 13, and Friday, December 14, 2007

Getty Research Institute, The Getty Center

Helman, L'empereur Yao
Papers on China is a two-day symposium that accompanies the Getty Research Institute's exhibition China on Paper: European and Chinese Works from the Late Sixteenth to the Early Nineteenth Century (November 6, 2007–February 10, 2008). The symposium broadly explores questions of art and culture in early modern Europe and Ming and Qing China. An international roster of distinguished scholars take the themes of the exhibition as inspiration to present topics from their research, such as cartography and the history of science in China, publishing and print production in China and Europe, Chinese travel narratives, and the European Pavilions of the Yuanmingyuan, called the Garden of Perfect Clarity.

Distinguished sinologist Nicolas Standaert of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium delivers the keynote address, "Perspectives on Sino-European Prints," on Thursday at 7:00 p.m.