China's Lost Treasures: Plundered or Bartered?
China's Lost Treasures: Plundered or Bartered?
WhenWednesday, August 19, 2020, 6:45 – 8:15 PM
CategoriesAfter Five, Lectures & Discussions
SponsorSmithsonian Associates
Event LocationThis program is part of our, Smithsonian Associates Streaming series., ,
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From the 1790s until World War I, Western museums filled their shelves with art and antiquities from around the world that are now widely seen as stolen or plundered. Historian Justin M. Jacobs examines an exodus of cultural treasures from northwestern China that reveals a path shaped by factors more complex—and surprising—than coercion, corruption, and deceit.

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