Pieces of China:  Aurelia Campbell on What the Yongle Emperor Built

One of the most famous rulers in Chinese history, the Yongle emperor (r. 1402–24) gained renown for constructing Beijing’s Forbidden City, directing ambitious naval expeditions, and creating the world’s largest encyclopedia. On May 6, art historian Aurelia Campbell will take us from the heart of Beijing, to a Daoist architectural complex on Mount Wudang, to offer insight into Yongle’s sense of empire and discuss legacy of China’s greatest builder.

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Date: 05/06/2021

Time: 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

Cost: Free

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