The Annual Michael Fang Lecture -Forgetting the unforgettable: monument and the changing spaces of war memory in Greater China

Start time: 18:00 / End time: 19:00 / Date: 14 May 2019 / Venue: Victoria Gallery & Museum

Open to: General Public

Type: Lecture

Cost: Free

Contact: For more information contact Jennifer Connor at


About the event

Since World War Two the public spaces in which war memorials were erected, sometimes by colonial authorities, have been caught up in the rapid urban development and major political changes which have taken place in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Consequently, the spatial settings and significance of these monuments have changed radically. Come and listen to Lu Pan, Assistant Professor, Department of Chinese Culture at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, explore the processes through which these new spatial contexts and meanings developed. BOOK NOW

This lecture on China was created to honour Professor Michael Fang who played a leading role in our partnership with Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) as part of a long, distinguished career at the University of Liverpool and as a former vice president of XJTLU.

There will also be a lunchtime showing of Lu Pan’s film "Miasma, Plants and Export Paintings" at the Victoria Gallery and Museum in the Leggate Theatre at 12pm, before her evening talk. BOOK NOW

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