Nixi Cura gives us a comprehensive insight into the different ethnicities and minorities that form modern-day China, and reflects on the importance of trade in building up tolerance and harmonious coexistence within the country.


Nixi Cura is a Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS, University of London. She read East Asian Studies at Yale University, then specialised in Chinese painting and Buddhist art, with a minor in Romanesque art, at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Her current research interests include Qing art, especially during the Qianlong reign (1736-1795), collecting and antiquarian practices in the Qing, Republican and Manchukuo periods, and contemporary Chinese visual culture. Nixi serves concurrently as Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow and co-founded the Arts of China Consortium.

This podcast is part of our Converging Paths and Arts In Isolation, a partnership with Asia House, kindly supported by the Altajir Trust, and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture’s Education Programme.