Research title: Collecting objects from the Summer Palace in the mid-late 19th century British collections, the transformation of identities, receptions and outcomes.
My research focuses on the scattered pages of the colored version of Huangchao Liqi Tushi, the Illustrations of Imperial Ritual Paraphernalia kept in the collections around the world or circulated in the art market. Not only will the research analyse the procudction, representation and the reception(s) of these pages in the 18th century Qing court, but also attempted to reconstruct its potential Yuanming Yuan provenance, with discussions on the changes of identity and understanding when circulating in the mid-late 19th century European Art Market or public collections.
Zhao, H. (2020). Art Historical and Provenance Research in a Case Study of Huangchao Liqi Tushi. Journal for Art Market Studies, 4(2). https://doi.org/10.23690/jams.v4i2.128
• The European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS) 2018 on “Objects of Multiple Identities: A Case Study of Yuanming Yuan Objects in the Lady Lever Art Gallery”
• “Pillage is formally prohibited…” Provenance Research on East Asian Art #3. Workshop 2019 on “Making Use of each other in Research: The Interconnection between Provenance and Art History – Some Experiences and Thoughts from a Case Study of Huangchao Liqi Tushi Provenance Research”