March 2016: Menegon Presents on Chinese Jesuit Art and Propaganda

Eugenio Menegon, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, delivers a talk at Boston College entitled “The Man and His Image: Art & Propaganda at the Court of the Qianlong Emperor of China and the Jesuits’ Role.” The talk, co-sponsored by the Department for Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literatures and the Asian Studies Program, takes place on March 22. Menegon looks that how Jesuit artists decorated the private retirement apartments of the Qianlong emperor in way that not long helped Qianlong manufacture his own image as a ruler but allow insights into emperor’s daily life as well.