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Tobunken-Seminar "Painting and Photography in Foreigners’ Construction of an Image of Qing Dynasty Law"

Date & Venue:
13/Feb./2017 at Meeting Room 1, 3rd floor of the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, the University of Tokyo

Title:
"Painting and Photography in Foreigners’ Construction of an Image of Qing Dynasty Law"

Speaker:
ZHANG,Shiming Ph.D. ,Prof. of Law School , Renmin University of China,Visiting Fellow of Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia

Abstract:
In recent years, with the spread of the internet and the booming auction markets, combined with our new age of so-called “picture-reading,” paintings and photographs concerning Qing justice have overwhelmed our view. Scholars and nonscholars are attracted by them, and believe them to be showing real historical scenes. Pictures seemingly facilitate our grasp of the world more than mere facts do, but they actually demand readers’ careful discrimination. The mental construction of an icon influenced actual institutional movement.

Language:
Chinese(without interpretation)

No entry is requested.

Hosted by Regular Research Project of An Attempt at the integration of Studies in the Traditional , Modern and Contemporary Chinese Legal System
(prof. TAKAMIZAWA Osamu , Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, the University of Tokyo)