Topics in Chinese Culture
A special program, featuring three lectures
Wednesday, May 19, 2004
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4357 Bunche Hall
TANG XIAOFENG (Peking University)
"Cultural Geography of Beijing"
SHEN JIANHUA (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
"Social Life of the Shang Dynasty as Shown in Oracle Bone Inscriptions"
Tang Xiaofeng (Ph.D., Syracuse University) is Director of the Center for the Study of Historical Geography at Peking University. Professor Tang is leading a team of eleven scholars and graduate students working on a large project producing historical maps of Beijing, emphasizing cultural and archaeological approaches to the history of Beijing. Among Professor Tang's publications (in Chinese) are The Historical Geography of Beijing China (2000), and From Dynastic Geography to Historical Geography (2000).
Shen Jianhua is a Research Associate in the Institute of Chinese Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has been working on the CHANT (Chinese Ancient Texts) database www.chant.org/ , and has supervised preparation of a computerized database based on seven mainland and overseas major collections of oracular inscriptions on 53,834 pieces of tortoise shells and bones, as well as bronze inscriptions from the Zhou dynasty and silk inscriptions of the Han dynasty.
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