PhD studentship starting October 2018

A fully funded PhD studentship at Queen’s Belfast is available starting 1 October 2018 on “Chinese Customs Houses and Sino-Western Encounter in the Unequal Treaty Era”. Deadline: Wed 11 April 2018 How to apply Entrance to the old offices, Tengyue (Tengchong), 1909. This studentship is within SPaRK, the Queen’s doctoral training programme funded by the EU Marie Skłodowska Curie scheme. All tuition fees will be paid (including for non-EU students) and students will receive a stipend of £25,576.45 per annum and access to a generous training programme. More information. Applicants must: – satisfy the Marie Skłodowska Curie mobility rule, which…

Photographs Between Two Worlds

Reblogged from the Centre for Public History, Queen’s University Belfast. Photographs Between Two Worlds: the Hart Photographic Collection Emma Reisz In 1854, a nineteen-year-old from Portadown set sail for Hong Kong. His name was Robert Hart, and he was a recent graduate of the newly established Queen’s College Belfast. He had been nominated by Queen’s to join Britain’s Chinese Consular Service as a trainee interpreter, though he had no connections in China, and spoke no Chinese. The son of a distillery manager, Hart had no experience of politics or foreign affairs either. On his way east, he stopped off in…

China Customs Museum visit, 25 September 2017

On Monday 25 September 2017, the Hart Project hosted a visit from the China Customs Museum in Beijing. The visitors included the museum’s Deputy Director General, Fan Kun, and also included the Director of the Exhibitions Department, Dr Li Haiyong. They were accompanied by Consul Li Changhua of the Chinese consulate in Belfast.

China’s Imperial Eye photo book

Aglaia De Angeli and Emma Reisz, China’s Imperial Eye: Photographs of Qing China and Tibet from the Sir Robert Hart Collection, Queen’s University Belfast (Belfast, 2017). Purchase here. The accompanying exhibition of photographs from the Hart Photographic Collection is also on display in The McClay Library, Ground Floor.

New Lenses on China Colloquium

New Lenses on China Colloquium: A gathering of leading scholars in the field of the history of photography in China Dr Marine Cabos Cross-posted from Photography of China Between 23 and 24 June 2017, Queen’s University in Belfast (Northern Ireland) planned an academic conference gathering international scholars from various disciplines ranging from history, art history, history of photography, to sinology. Entitled New Lenses on China: Photography in Modern Chinese History and Historiography, this conference’s successive papers reflected on the impact of photographic sources on our understanding of Chinese history, while assessing the state of the field and considering its future…

PhD studentship starting Jan 2018 [updated]

A fully funded PhD studentship at Queen’s Belfast is available starting 1 January 2018 on “Chinese Customs Houses and Sino-Western Encounter in the Unequal Treaty Era”. Deadline: Friday 11 August 2017 (amended 18 July). Entrance to the old offices, Tengyue (Tengchong), 1909. This studentship is within SPaRK, the Queen’s doctoral training programme funded by the EU Marie Skłodowska Curie scheme. All tuition fees will be paid (including for non-EU students) and students will receive a stipend of £25,576.45 per annum and access to a generous training programme. More information. Applicants must: – satisfy the Marie Skłodowska Curie mobility rule, which…