Wiles Colloquium 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


Chinese history is experiencing a ‘photographic turn’. Research about and making use of historical Chinese photography are fast-moving and rapidly expanding areas of interest for academics. At the same time, historical photography is increasingly being made available to a wide general audience in China and beyond, opening up new possibilities.

New Lenses on China will consider the impact of photographic sources on our understanding of Chinese history. This colloquium brings together leading scholars of Chinese history and of photography to reflect on the impact of photography on Chinese history and historiography, to assess the state of the field, and to consider its future trajectories.
Period23 Jun 201724 Jun 2017
Event typeConference
LocationBelfast, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • China
  • Photography
  • History