january, 2019

thu31jan1:00 pmthu2:00 pm1300 years’ Chinese Woodblock Printing - Seminar with Live Demonstrations at Clare HallClare Hall

Event Details

Mr Jiangmin Li, a third-generation print maker who has been practicing his art for more than forty years and a nationally-recognised master artist, will demonstrate to the audience at Clare Hall on the January 31, 2019 the traditional Woodblock Printing, one of the China’s Four Great Inventions.

A rare opportunity for Cambridge. Not to be missed!

Background Information

Printing was invented in China around AD 700, creating the longest history of printing in the world. Prints were used in China in different cultural contexts and played an important role in Chinese civilisation.

Recognised by China and UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage, a single traditional wood block printing, such as a landscape or a religious scene, can take years to develop.

Seminar Chair

Dr Li Su, ARUK Senior Research Fellow at University of Cambridge and Clare Hall.


13.00-13.40 Seminar on  “1300 years’ Chinese Woodblock Printing”
13.40-14.00 Live Demonstrations and Q&A


Admission is free. Please contact Dr Li Su (ls514@cam.ac.uk) to apply for a place.



31st january 2019 1:00pm - 31st january 2019 2:00pm


Clare Hall

Seminar Room, the Main Building, Clare Hall, CB3 9AL