The Towers of Kaiping: the 'Diaoliu' villages in Guangdong, China | University of Oxford

The Towers of Kaiping: the 'Diaoliu' villages in Guangdong, China

Speaker
Kirsty Norman, Principal Consultant at the Centre of Applied Archaeology, UCL
Event date
Event time
18:30
Venue
Pitt Rivers Museum
South Parks Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3PP
Venue details

Entry via the South Door, Robinson Close, off South Parks Road

Event type
Gallery tours / talks
Event cost
£2 (Free to Friends of the Pitt Rivers)
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

Kirsty Norman, Principal Consultant at the Centre of Applied Archaeology, UCL, will talk about the hundreds of 'Diaoliu' in southern Guangdong, describing their history and future. 'Diaoliu' are flamboyant, western-influenced houses and towers build by émigrés in the 19th and early 20th centuries as protection against bandits. Four Diaoliu groups have been designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.