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Bronze Age Qufu: The Hometown of Confucius in the Archaeological Perspective

A talk by Professor Xu Hong, distinguished archaeologist from the Institute of Archaelogy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Thursday, December 04, 2008
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Rolfe 3134
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Professor Hong Xu is a distinguished archaeologist from the Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, specializing in Chinese Neolithic and Bronze Age archaeology. He is the current director of the archaeological work at Erlitou, one of the most important sites associated with the emergence of Bronze Age civilizations in early China. Prof. Xu Hong published a highly influential book on the development of early Chinese cities. He did comprehensive research on the Bronze Age city of Qufu, the hometown of Confucius, when he was a professor of archaeology at the Shandong University. His critical analysis of archaeological data from Qufu provided fascinating insight on the historic dynamics of the society, where Confucius once lived.

Bagels, tea and coffee will be served.

This lecture is sponsored by Asian Languages and Cultures with the support of the UCLA Confucius Institute.

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