Daoist scholar James Miller will be presenting a lecture at ArtCN in response to Botanical Transmutations, an exhibition curated by Margo Renisio and featuring the art of Liu Zhenchen and Quentin Derouet. The lecture is on “The Alchemy of Self-Cultivation and the Liberation of Time in Chinese Daoism,” and will be linking the concepts of nature and environment in Daoism to the alchemical and temporal processes inherent in the exhibiting artists’ work. In response to the art, Miller will give an overview of Chinese alchemy and explore the meaning of transformation and self-cultivation. The lecture will be from 4.30-6pm, and you can rsvp by contacting email@example.com. ArtCN can be found in Building 3, No. 876 on Jiangsu Road.