Books

Title:From Lorient to the Orient
Sub Title:Port Cities of China and France on the 18th Century Maritime Silk Route
Publication Year:2016
ISBN/ISSN:978-99937-0-278-8
Language:Chinese , English , Portuguese
Pages:167
Size:35.5 (H) x26 (W)
Package:Softcover
Price:MOP 250

Summary

It mainly presents the French and Chinese port cities of Lorient, Macao and Canton, located along the eastern maritime trade route. The exhibition shows how the Compagnie des Indes and the port of Lorient, built by King Louis XIV of France, contributed to the prosperity of the Eurasian maritime trade in the 18th century and their impact on culture, art, religion and daily life in that era. In addition, the Chinoiserie trend in Europe, a result of the continuous cultural exchange between the East and the West, extensively influenced the artworks and daily commodities.