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Lunar Lectures on the night of the full moon

October 2021

Seminar Series – The China World of Joseph Banks: James Lind, Whang at Tong, and the Macartney Embassy, 1775–1800 by Jordan Godman

October 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online, Beacon Street
Lichfield, WS12 7LD

When it came to China’s plants, no one was better informed about them than Joseph Banks. Not only did he have copies of all the major western texts on the subject, but he also owned a number of crucial Chinese botanical texts and a collection of coloured Chinese botanical drawings. As if that wasn’t enough, Banks hosted a rare Chinese visitor to London; and Banks relied on his personal friend, a Scottish physician, who could, uncommonly for a westerner, read…

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