In Search of Early China through Archaeology

One Day Conference

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Saturday, October 21, 2017
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Bunche Hall Rm A163

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A one-day conference on the formation of Chinese civilization.

Breakfast and luncheon sandwiches will be provided
Please RSVP to wchenghao@ucla.edu

Conference Schedule

Morning Session: Lectures

8:30 Breakfast

9:30 Welcome Remarks (David C. Schaberg, Professor, Department of Asian Languages & Cultures, Dean of Humanities, UCLA)

9:40 Recent field work at the site of Liangzhu (Liu Bin)

9:55 Updates on the field work at the site of Taosi (He Nu)

10:10 Animal sacrifice and ethnic identity (Fang Hui)

10:25 Neolithic societies in the middle Yangzi River (Guo Weimin)

10:40 – 10:55 Tea Break

10:55 Northwest China in the Neolithic and the Bronze Age (Li Shuicheng)

11:10 From Longshan to Erlitou: The collapse of prehistoric societies in China (Zhang Chi)

11:25 Archaeological initiatives out of China (I): The Iranian Project (Shui Tao)

11:40 Archaeological initiatives out of China (II): The Mayan Project (Li Xinwei)

12:00-1:15 Lunch

 

Afternoon Session: Round-table discussion on critical issues in Chinese archaeology

1:30 Introduction (Lothar von Falkenhausen, Professor, Department of Art History and Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA)

1:50 – 5:00 Round-table discussion

5:00-5:30 Closing Remarks (Lothar von Falkenhausen, Professor, Department of Art History and Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA)

5:30-6:30 Reception

 

Moderator: Li Min (Associate Professor, Departments of Anthropology and Asian Languages & Cultures, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology)

 

Discussants:

Lothar von Falkenhausen (Professor, Department of Art History and Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA)

Fang Hui (Professor, Department of Archaeology, Shandong University)

Guo Weimin (Director, Hunan Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology)

He Nu (Research fellow, Institute of Archaeology, CASS)

Li Shuicheng (Professor, School of Archaeology and Museology, Peking University)

Li Xinwei (Research fellow, Institute of Archaeology, CASS)

Liu Bin (Director, Zhejiang Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology)

Liu Li (Sir Robert Ho Tung Professor in Chinese archaeology, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Stanford University)

Luan Fengshi (Professor, Department of Archaeology, Shandong University) 

Shui Tao (Professor, Department of Archaeology, Nanjing University)

Wang Hui (Director, Gansu Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology)

Norman Yoffee (Senior Fellow, ISAW, NYU)

Zhang Chi (Professor, Deputy Director, School of Archaeology and Museology, Peking University)



Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, Dean of Humanities, Confucius Institute, Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library