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Lecture, Thu 14 Mar 2019

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Fleet Way,
Old Fletton,
Peterborough,
Cambridgeshire,
PE2 8DL

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The Arts Society Peterborough Lecture:
Sacred Art of China

Thursday 14th March 2019

10.45am – Noon (coffee from 10.15am)

This lecture, by Jon Cannon, will take you on a tour of the religious art and architecture of China. You will see examples of work of the great faiths that dominated the history of that great civilisation. They will include the ancient, indigenous Confucian and Taoist traditions, the image-rich Mahayana version of Buddhism and the distinctive Chinese responses to Christianity and Islam.

At the heart of this rich culture, lay a series of concerns of truly ancient origin: the maintenance of harmonious relations between men and Heaven; respect for one’s family, including the spirits of one’s ancestors; the role of the Emperor, as the fulcrum of life in the ‘central Kingdom’, a role as much spiritual, as secular.

Jon has been visiting China on a regular basis since 1985. Also, he is a part-time lecturer in the History of Art at Bristol University. In addition, he leads study days and tours on medieval church art, architecture and history. He has written many books on these subjects.

These lectures are held at the Fleet Community Hall, Old Fletton, Peterborough, PE2 8DL

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Thu 14 Mar 2019 10:45 to 12:00

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