New Lenses on China, 23-24 June 2017

New Lenses on China: Photography in Modern Chinese History and Historiography Wiles Colloquium 2017 Queen’s University Belfast, 23-24 June 2017 Chinese history is experiencing a ‘photographic turn’. Research about and making use of historical Chinese photography are fast-moving and rapidly expanding areas of interest for academics. At the same time, historical photography is increasingly being made available to a wide general audience in China and beyond, opening up new possibilities. New Lenses on China will consider the impact of photographic sources on our understanding of Chinese history. This colloquium brings together leading scholars of Chinese history and of photography to reflect…

Robert Hart on Flickr

Robert Hart was fascinated by photography and communications. So it is only fitting that you can now find Sir Robert Hart on Flickr. The Flickr selection includes this delightful 1907 snap of Robert Hart with his band, along with over a hundred other photographs from late 19th and early 20th century China. These are just a small selection from the full Robert Hart photography collection, which includes over 2,000 images.