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CHINA: JOURNEY TO THE EAST

A British Museum Tour supported by BP, a CHINA NOW legacy project

25 September 2010-26 June 2011
Free entry

China's long history of innovation in technology, science and the arts has created one of the most important and influential civilisations in world history. Find out about its global impact in this major exhibition combining fantastic objects from the British Museum with stories from one of the world's fastest growing economies.

From the world's earliest porcelain to shadow puppets and wei qi (Chinese Chess). From picnics and coca cola to afterlife jam tarts and a pillow wishing everlasting peace. Soak up 3,000 years of history and culture right up to the present day through objects from the British Museum, alongside photos and mementoes of modern day Wuhan, Manchester's sister city in China.

To find out more about the objects in this exhibition visit the British Museum's website.

If you'd like to find out more about China, the Manchester Chinese Centre, based in Ardwick, provides cultural events and classes, language lessons, a range of education for schools and a drop-in services for new immigrants.


Events

Fri 24 Jun / 11am-12pm
Magic Carpet: Journey to the West

See our monthly events calendar for details of our events.

Many of our events are in association with the Confucius Institute at The University of Manchester.

Open publication - Free publishing - More china
  • China: Journey to the East leaflet (, 226 KB)
  • Chinese translation (, 37 KB)
  • CHINA: JOURNEY TO THE EAST

    Earthenware roof tile in the form of Guan Yu riding his horse. Made in north China, between 1490 and 1620 © The Trustees of the British Museum

    A British Museum Tour supported by BP, a CHINA NOW legacy project

    Image: Earthenware roof tile in the form of Guan Yu riding his horse. Made in north China, between 1490 and 1620. © The Trustees of the British Museum.