A Visit to the Netherworld

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Date: 6 October 2017
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Location: BRLSI
Admission: Public £6; Friends / Students £3

Speaker: Dr Minna Torma, Lecturer in Chinese Art, University of Glasgow
This talk focuses on the representations of the Ten Kings in Imperial China. The Chinese concept of the Netherworld reflected the bureaucracy governing people’s lives in the world of the living. It was believed that after death one travelled through the courts of the Ten Kings and, at the final court, one was sent off to a new reincarnation. The talk unveils how the imagery relating to the Ten Kings changed over a millennium and the ways in which artists drew from textual sources and from popular drama.




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Add to your Calendar 6 October 2017 19:00 6 October 2017 20:00 Europe/London [MEAA] A Visit to the Netherworld

Speaker: Dr Minna Torma, Lecturer in Chinese Art, University of Glasgow
This talk focuses on the representations of the Ten Kings in Imperial China. The Chinese concept of the Netherworld reflected the bureaucracy governing people’s lives in the world of the living. It was believed that after death one travelled through the courts of the Ten Kings and, at the final court, one was sent off to a new reincarnation. The talk unveils how the imagery relating to the Ten Kings changed over a millennium and the ways in which artists drew from textual sources and from popular drama.

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