Dr Hui Tang
Exhibition Curator, National Maritime Museum
In the eighteenth century, Canton was the place to for Europeans to buy porcelain.
This talk draws attention to porcelain shops in Canton, describing what they looked like and how deals were done at the shops between
Chinese merchants and European traders.
Combining textual records and visual images, Dr Tang will illustrate the development of these porcelain shops and highlight their important roles within the network of global trade.