FROM VENICE TO IMPERIAL CHINA:
THE TALE OF MARCO POLO
THURSDAY, 9 JULY 2020 at 5:30pm on Zoom
An event PRESENTED by Leonardo da Vinci Society and The Museo italo americano of San Francisco
Online Illustrated Lecture Series
From Venice to Imperial China: The Tale of Marco Polo
This series of four lectures by Museo member, Dr. Vincent Fausone, Chinese history expert and president of the International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society, relates to four important Italian travelers to China. Each of these Italian travelers not only reported their knowledge of China to the West, each made unique contributions to Chinese rulers and Chinese culture: Marco Polo in the 15th century, Matteo Ricci at the end of the 16th century, Giuseppe Castiglione in the 17th century and Evaristo Caretti in the 20th century. Each of these men not only reported their knowledge of China to the West, each made unique contributions to Chinese rulers and Chinese culture.
Pictured: Castiglione Giuseppe, Copper engraving XUSHUILOU DONGMIAN, EAST FAÇADE OF RESERVOIR
Gift of Ms. Sheila Wishek and Dr. Vincent Fausone – Museo Permanent collection
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