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Open Lecture: “Civilizing China”: Western “Liberal Barbarism” in the 19th Century and the Consequences for China’s Self-Image
January 19, 2016 - 13:15-15:00
The lecture is based on Professor Erik Ringmar‘s recent book, Liberal Barbarism: The European Destruction of the Palace of the Emperor of China, that describes the destruction in 1860 of the Chinese imperial palace Yuanmingyuan by British and French troops.
Venue: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Scheelevägen 15, Room Alfa 1010, Lund, Sweden.