UK-China Arts and Humanities Forum


The UK-China Arts and Humanities Forum will consist of three panels on Sinology, Literature and Cultural Studies, and on Art Education. The forum strives to contribute to meaningful knowledge exchanges between global thinkers and open the dialogue to audiences in Oxford.

The conference aims to promote academic exchanges in the arts and literature in institutions such as higher education, museums, and libraries. Each panel will consist of three to four senior British and Chinese academics and experts to share their expertise.

Conference Schedule

The 2019 OGE conference is scheduled on October 26th in Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. The schedule and structure is shown below. 
The format of each panel is a 10 minute talk by each panellist followed by 50 minutes for discussions (total length of 90 minutes). 
Please check back for more information on the panelists.
conference schedule

Introduction to Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean Museum came into existence when Elias Ashmole gifted his collection to the University in 1682. He did so because he believe ‘the knowledge of Nature is very necessary to human life and health.’ It opened as Britain’s first public museum, and the world’s first university museum.Though the collection has evolved considerably, the founding principle remains: that knowledge of humanity across cultures and across times is important to society.
- “History of the Ashmolean.”  Retrieved March 2019.
The main museum contains huge collections of archaeological specimens and fine art. It has one of the best collections of Pre-Raphaelite paintings, majolica pottery, and English silver. The archaeology department includes the bequest of Arthur Evans and so has an excellent collection of Greek and Minoan pottery. The department also has an extensive collection of antiquities from Ancient Egypt and the Sudan, and the museum hosts the Griffith Institute for the advancement of Egyptology.
- “The Ashmolean Museum.” Retrieved March 2019.