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Developments in China's Underwater Archaeology

"Premodern China and the Maritime World: Current Developments in China's Underwater Archaeology"

Monday, September 19, 2011
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fowler Museum at UCLA
A222 (Basement)

The Underwater Archaeological Centre at the National History Museum of China was established in 1990. During the last two decades, the Centre has excavated a half dozen important shipwrecks and conducted extensive underwater surveys. The excavations of Nanhai No. 1 shipwreck (13th century) and Wanjiao No.1 shipwreck (17th century) were benchmarks in Chinese maritime archaeology.  The research lecture will be an overview of the Underwater Archaeological Centre at the National History Museum of China national program, highlighting recent shipwreck excavations and plans for future work.

Speakers:

Zhao Jiabin

Director

Underwater Archaeology Research Centre

National Museum of China

 

Li Jian'an

Director/Professor

Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology

Fujian Provincial Museum

 

Meng Yuanzhao

Underwater Archaeology Research Center

National Museum of China

 

Li Bin

Associate Professor

Underwater Archaeology Research Center

National Museum of China

 

Zhai Yang

Associate Professor

Shanghai Museum

 

Li Min

Assistant Professor

Anthropology/Asian Languages and Cultures

Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA


 


Cost : Free

JoyYang
310-825-8683
www.international.ucla.edu/china
yang@international.ucla.edu

Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology

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