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  • | 24 February, 2019

    Tour of Loewentheil Early China Photo Exhibition

    Mr. Stephan Loewentheil will provide a private guided tour of the landmark early photography exhibition, “Vision and Reflection: Photographs of China in the 19th Century from the Loewentheil Collection.” Mr. Loewentheil and curator Stacey Lambrow will answer questions after the tour. This historical exhibition presents 120 photographic rare masterpieces created in China in the 19th century. These works of art have never been exhibited before in Beijing. Highlights include the earliest photographs of Beijing, rare magnificent views of Fuzhou and the Min River, majestic landscapes by Tung Hing Studio, and portraits from the late Qing Dynasty.

    About the Collector

    Stephan Loewentheil has been a collector and dealer of rare books, manuscripts, and photographs for more than thirty-five years. He is the world’s leading collector of early photographs of China. His collection of 15,000 photographs, assembled over more than three decades, is the most important holding in the world.

    Date: Sunday 24 February
    Time: 3.30 – 5pm (Tour and Q&A)
    Location: Tsinghua University Art Museum, 北京市海淀区清华大学内

    Registration will be open on 12 February

    Surveys | 1 February, 2019

    FCCC Report Gains Media Buzz

    The recently released FCCC report on working conditions for foreign journalists in China drew widespread attention from media outlets, government officials and social media followers, indicating a high level of international support behind the club’s work to improve protections of press freedom.
    Here’s a roundup of notable mentions:

    U.K. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt “concerned by report on media freedoms in China”:
    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/foreign-secretary-concerned-by-report-on-media-freedoms-in-china

    Bloomberg: It’s Getting Harder to Report in China, Foreign Journalists Sayhttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-29/it-s-getting-harder-for-foreign-journalists-to-report-in-china

    AFP: Followed, harassed: foreign reporters say China work conditions worsen
    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/followed-harassed-foreign-reporters-china-conditions-worsen-054906713.html

    Reuters: Foreign media reporting conditions in China worsen, group says
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-media-rights/foreign-media-reporting-conditions-in-china-worsen-group-says-idUSKCN1PN0B6?il=0

    Financial Review: Foreign journalists in China warn of ‘serious deterioration’ in reporting conditions
    https://www.afr.com/news/world/asia/foreign-journalists-in-china-warn-of-serious-deterioration-in-reporting-conditions-20190129-h1am66

    Hong Kong Free Press: Over half of foreign correspondents say reporting conditions in China deteriorated in 2018 – report
    https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/01/29/half-foreign-correspondents-say-reporting-conditions-china-deteriorated-2018-report/

    DW News: Conditions worsen for foreign journalists in China: survey

    https://www.dw.com/en/conditions-worsen-for-foreign-journalists-in-china-survey/a-47277662

    EFE: Working conditions deteriorating for foreign media in China, survey says

    https://www.efe.com/efe/english/world/working-conditions-deteriorating-for-foreign-media-in-china-survey-says/50000262-3881244

    Reporters Without Borders: When will China stop harassing foreign reporters?

    https://rsf.org/en/news/when-will-china-stop-harassing-foreign-reporters