Nianhua: The Chinese New Year Print

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 14:00 to 16:00

To celebrate Chinese New Year, this talk will explore the history of the decorative nianhua or New Year picture. Events from China’s past as depicted in the prints will be explained, exciting tales of myth and legend unraveled, and symbolic, hidden meanings revealed. Followed by a viewing of examples from the Museum’s own collection.

Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2PH