SOAS University of London

New exhibition: Pirates, Merchants & Shipping on the North China Coast

15 October 2012

A new exhibition: Pirates, Merchants & Shipping on the North China Coast opens this month at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS. The exhibition comprises photographs and manuscripts from the archive of John Swire & Sons held at Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library. This unique display tells the story of the piracy of the Nanchang II in 1933 when three Swire officers were held captive by Chinese bandits for five long months.

The exhibition is running between 16 October 2012 - 15 December 2012

The Brunei Gallery is open 10:30 to 17:30 Tuesday - Saturday; late opening Thursday (until 20:00)

For further information, contact:

docenquiry@soas.ac.uk