Xianbei, Fuyu, or Puyo: The Laoheshen Cemetery in Jilin, China, and Its Ethnicity and Women
A talk by Pak Yangjin (Chungnam University), cosponsored by the Center for Korean Studies -- TIME CHANGE: The lecture will be at 4 pm
Monday, January 26, 2009
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
11377 Bunche Hall
In this talk, Professor Pak will analyze archaeological data from the Laoheshen cemetery (in Jiliin, China) and other sites in northeast China in terms of the ethnicity of this early historic period cemetery. He will also briefly discuss the ethnic identity of this site in the context of the recent disputes between Korea and China over the histocial and archaeological heritage of this area. Finally, he will discuss archaeological data from this cemetery to nderstand gender differences in mortuary practice of this society and its relevance to the historical accounts of levirate marriage.
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Yangjin Pak (Ph.D. in archaeology, Harvard, 1996) is a professor in the Department of Archaeology of Chungnam National University (Daejeon, Korea) and a visiting scholar in UCLA's Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. His research interests include Chinese archaeology, especially Bronze Age cultures in the northern frontiers of China; the archaeology of northeast China; prehistoric and early historical archaeology of Korea; social complexity; cultural, ethnic, and gender identities; and the relation between archaeology and contemporary societies.
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