Vermeer’s World: the Dutch, the Chinese, and the birth of modernity

The history department is pleased to announce a public lecture: “Vermeer’s World: the Dutch, the Chinese, and the birth of modernity,” by Timothy Brook, Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 7 p.m., at the Tarble Arts Center.

Timothy Brook, the Shaw Professor of Chinese at the University of Oxford, and the Principal of St. John’s College and Professor of History at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, is the author of many books, including Collaboration: Japanese Agents and Chinese Elites in Wartime China (2005) and the prize-winning The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China (1998).  His most recent book is Vermeer’s Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World (2008).

sponsored by the Art Department, Asian Studies, the English Department, the History Department, the College of Arts and Humanities, and the Tarble Arts Center

(A useful review of the book.)

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