T’ou-Sè-Wè: The Birthplace of European Art & Culture in Shanghai
Time & Location
About the Event
Today Xujiahui may be better known for its commercial activity, but during the nineteenth century, this area was the site of a remarkable episode in Shanghai’s religious, cultural, and scientific history. In the mid-sixteenth century a group of Roman Jesuits arrived in China with the aim of bringing Catholicism to China. This event will allow us to visit the T’ou-Sè-Wè museum, to explore Europe's impact on Shanghai, and the creation of the Jesuit compound at Xujiahui that became famous for its scholarship, charitable work, and scientific endeavor. The T’ou-Sè-Wè Jesuit orphanage and school had, until recently, become virtually forgotten, yet 130 years ago it was to have a seismic influence in introducing the arts and crafts movement to China. In doing so, it created a legacy of its own very particular style as well as the foundation of modern Chinese creative art as we know it today. These Shanghai orphans produced work that wowed the world.
Wednesday, December 1
10:15 AM Registration, 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Entrance of T’ou-Sè-Wè museum (also called “Tushanwan” museum)
55-1 Puhuitang Rd.
(metro line 1, 9, or 11 to Xujiahui station, exit 1)
Please complete the online registration by November 26. The event costs must be paid in cash only. SEA coordinator is Jennifer Anderson, WeChat: JenAShanghai.
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