Shen Fuzong, the first Chinese visitor to Oxford | University of Oxford

Shen Fuzong, the first Chinese visitor to Oxford

Event date
9 Oct 2018 to 14 Dec 2018
Event time
10:00 - 18:00
Venue
Dickson Poon University of Oxford China Centre Building
Canterbury Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6LU
Event type
Exhibitions
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

St Hugh’s will be hosting a ground-breaking exhibition about Michael Alphonsus Shen Fuzong, the first Chinese visitor to England known by name.

Focusing on the six weeks Shen spent in Oxford with Thomas Hyde, Bodley’s Librarian, the exhibition will feature a life-size portrait of Shen by Sir Godfrey Kneller, commissioned by James II in 1687 and today part of the Royal Collection, alongside exhibits from leading collections and archives brought together for the first time.

Please note that the exhibition is closed on Mondays.