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New Perspectives on Chinese Archaeology (Day 2)

An International Symposium Organized under the joint auspices of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology and the Center for Chinese Studies (Jan 6-7, 2012)

Saturday, January 07, 2012
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Royce Hall Room 314

Friday, January 6

7.30-9.30 pm Lenart Auditorium, Fowler Museum: Keynote Lecture 1

“Archaeology under a Microscope”

Li Liu (Stanford University)


Saturday, January 7

[Royce Hall, rm. 314]

9.00-9.15 am Welcome

Yunxiang Yan, David Schaberg, Min Li, Lothar von Falkenhausen (UCLA)


9.15-10.45 Panel I

Chair: Yunxiang Yan

"What is the Oldest Site on the Tibetian Plateau and Why Should We Care?"

P. Jeffrey Brantingham (UCLA)

"Old Model, New Evidence: Rethinking the Chinese Interaction Sphere"

Li Xinwei (Institute of Archaeology, CASS)

“Ceramic Analysis and its Relation to Craft Production in the Ancient Chengdu Plain”

Kuei-chen Lin (UCLA)


10.45-11.00 Coffee break


11.00-1.00 Panel II

Chair: Li Liu

“Storytellers in the Bronze Age China: Ancestral Landscape, Heirlooms, and Techniques."

Min Li (UCLA)


“The Religious Belief of the Lower Reaches of Changjiang River in the Bronze Age, Based on the Analysis or Bronze Sticks”

Jianfeng Lang (Shangdong University)

“Manufacture Organization of Chu Style Bronzes”

Yanling  Yuan (Chongqing Normal University)


"Movements along the Western Part of the Crescent-Shape Exchange-Belt -- The Prehistoric Liangshan Region as a Multi-Cultural 'Intersection'"

Anke Hein (UCLA)


1.00-2.00 Lunch break


2.00-3.30 Panel III

Chair: David Schaberg (UCLA)

“Early Chinese Screeens in Archaeological Contexts”

Guolong Lai (University of Florida)

“The Military in Western Zhou Bronze Inscriptions”

Yantao Shang (South China Normal University)

“The Writing in the Wall: Talismanic Uses of Manuscripts"

Hanmo Zhang (UCLA)

"Sidelights on Chinese Antiquarianism"

Lothar von Falkenhausen (UCLA)


3.30-3.45 Coffee break


3.45-5.00 Keynote Lecture 2

Early Cities and the Evolution of History.

Norman Yoffee (Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan)


Attendees of this symposium may also wish to attend the faculty seminar given by Norman Yoffee on January 6, 4:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M., at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology (Fowler A222), on "The Evolution of Fragility."



Parking $11. 8:00 – 10.00 AM Parking Services Staff at Lot 5 to take payment and provide parking permits . Lot 5 is at Sunset and Royce drive.

Cost : free

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

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