UNITED KINGDOM – TAASA Review September 2014

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Ming ­ the golden empire National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh 27 June ­ 19 October 2014 The exhibition includes works from the Nanjing Museum, including `Chinese National Treasures’, and introduces key aspects of the Ming dynasty, focussing on the remarkable cultural, technological and economic achievements of the period. For further information: www.nms.ac.uk Ming ­ 50 years that changed China 18 September 2014­ 5 January 2015 British Museum, London University of Oxford, have jointly curated this year’s blockbuster exhibition at the British Museum.

Ming ­ 50 Years that Changed China focuses on the 50 years from 1400 to 1450 that the curators maintain, changed China irrecoverably.

It was not only a period when the Ming dynasty established Beijing as the capital and built the Forbidden City, but also a period when China was thoroughly connected with the outside world enabling Chinese artists to absorb and reinterpret outside influences...