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05 February 2020Chinese Imperial Court Life and Exceptional Rulers - Qing Dynasty 1644-1911
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Chinese Imperial Court Life and Exceptional Rulers - Qing Dynasty 1644-1911 David Rosier Wednesday 05 February 2020

A Chartered Insurer by profession and a Fellow of the Assurance Medical Society, with extensive international experience as an author and lecturer in Medical Risk Assessment. He has in excess of 25 years of working and living in Asia. Whilst living in Hong Kong (1991-2004) he assembled a collection of approximately 700, predominately Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Imperial and related textiles/costume accessories. Past Committee Member of the Hong Kong Textile Society and frequent speaker on Imperial Insignia and Badges of Rank.

David can organise and lead Imperial Art Tours to China for Societies.

CHINESE IMPERIAL COURT LIFE & EXCEPTIONAL RULERS - QING DYNASTY 1644-1911

This Special Interest Day initially explores life in the Chinese Imperial Court of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) through the medium of Court Protocol and Regulated Court Costume.

The second lecture then focusses on one of China’s greatest Emperors – Qianlong Emperor 1735-1796. The initial focus is on his exceptional achievements as an Emperor and then, in contrast, there will be an insight into his own artistic talents and patronage of the arts leading the creation of the World’s greatest collection of Oriental Art and Antiquities.

The final lecture considers China’s most outstanding female leaders – Dowager Empress Cixi (1835-1908). Her attempts to preserve Imperial Rule whilst modernising China are contrasted with her passion for the arts, natural world and fashion