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Emperor Qianlong (1735-96): The Ultimate Renaissance Ruler and Art Collector David Rosier Wednesday 09 October 2019

Arguably the greatest of all Qing Emperors, Qianlong was a highly successful ruler in a period of exceptional political, economic and cultural prosperity.  Passionate about preserving Manchu and other ethnic Chinese cultures, he was a noted scholar who created his greatest legacy as a collector of fine art and craftsmanship.  This talk offers an insight into Qianlong not only as a successful Emperor but also as a scholar and ultimate collector of fine art.

 

David Rosier a chartered insurer by profession with extensive international experience as an author and lecturer, living and working in Asia for over twenty-five years assembled, during his time in Hong Kong, a collection of some 700 predominantly Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) Imperial and related costumes and accessories.