Programmheft SEP-DEZ 2021 PDF:
Images of Disaster and Famine in Later Imperial China
Dr. Alice Bianchi (Université de Paris)
This talk examines the understudied and little-noticed pictorial genre of Liumin tu 流民圖 (Images of disaster refugees), a tradition dating back to the Chinese scholar-official Zheng Xia 鄭俠 (1041-1119) who submitted a memorial to the throne along with a painting representing famine victims in order to request assistance and denounce the misguided politics of the time. From the Ming dynasty onward, Zheng Xia’s work served as a model for other officials who resorted to such means of persuasion with higher authorities or with an emperor to obtain quick relief or tax reductions from the central government.
Alice Bianchi is an Associate Professor of Art History at the Department of East Asian Studies (LCAO) at the University of Paris (France).
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