Free public lectures on the history of Chinese art begin tomorrow.
The Slade Lectures will this year be given by Wu Hung, a specialist in East Asian art at the University of Chicago.
He is the Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor of Art History and East Asian Languages and Civilizations and Director of the Centre for the Art of East Asia in Chicago.
Professor Hung's lecture series is titled 'Feminine Space: An Untold Story of Chinese Pictorial Art'.
There will be a lecture every Wednesday at 5pm in the Mathematical Institute on the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, beginning at 5pm. There will also be an informal lecture on Professor Hung’s own experience of curating contemporary Chinese art on Monday 29th February.
Craig Clunas, Professor of the History of Art at the University of Oxford, says: 'It is a great pleasure to welcome Professor Wu Hung of the University of Chicago, one of the world's leading scholars of Chinese art, to deliver this year's public Slade Lecture series in Oxford.
'Wu Hung has written extensively on Chinese art from ancient times to the contemporary art scene, always bringing fresh and exciting ideas to the subject in a way which is accessible to non-specialists.
'His free lectures on the development of Chinese painting from the point of view of 'feminine space' will be of interest to anyone concerned with the visual arts.'
The full timetable of this year's Slade Lectures is available here.