An elaborately decorated Ming dynasty vase on loan from the Horniman Museum and Gardens..
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) have long supported the efforts from within the Chinese community to commemorate the contribution made by Chinese labourers.
14th century Chinese paper-money and the third edition of Marco Polo’s Travels, dated 1529, are two highlights to be featured at the China in Print fair.
The powerful British East India trade company were used to a dominant position elsewhere in the world and wanted to break what they saw as a trade imbalance so they began illegal opium imports from India into Canton.
The trajectories of Yuanmingyuan spoils in Britain, and challenges for curators handling this material today.