Tue, June 13, 2023
18:00 – 19:30
VILLA LA PIETRA
Villa La Pietra
Via Bolognese, 120
50139 Firenze, Italy
A talk with Joanna Waley-Cohen, Provost of NYU Shanghai, Julius Silver Professor of Chinese History, NYU.
Porcelain is sometimes said to have changed China in many ways: by improving the quality of life; by catalyzing industrial progress; by promoting international trade; by generating prosperity; and by making China famous around the world. What was Chinese porcelain’s impact in Renaissance Italy, as it began to find its way into collections and from there into paintings such as Mantegna’s famous Adoration of the Magi?
JULIUS SILVER PROFESSOR OF HISTORY AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY AND PROVOST OF NYU SHANGHAI
Joanna Waley-Cohen is Julius Silver Professor of History at New York University and Provost of NYU Shanghai. She has taught the history of China at NYU since 1992 and at NYU Shanghai since it opened in 2013, with a particular focus on China’s global interactions, the concept of China, and Chinese culinary history. Her research interests include early modern Chinese history; China and the West; Chinese law, and Chinese imperial culture, especially in the 18th century. Her publications include The Culture of War in China: Empire and the Military under the Qing (2006); The Sextants of Beijing: Global Currents in Chinese History (1999); and Exile in Mid-Qing China: Banishment to Xinjiang, 1758-1820 (1991).