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The seminar focuses on early Chinese civilization from the Neolithic Age to the Han Dynasty and brings together scholars from all Early China related fields: history, archaeology, art history, literature and language, religion and philosophy. The seminar will facilitate interregional exchanges by inviting distinguished Sinologists from other parts of the country, and will publicize new archaeological discoveries.

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Professor Glenda Chao

Professor Jue Guo

Chris Kim

All seminars will meet over Zoom for the 2020 fall semester. Meeting links provided upon RSVP. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. 

Meeting Schedule

09/25/2020 Online Meeting
9:00 AM
What were the Prime Movers for the Transition to Agriculture: Insights from Archaeological Research in Northeast China
Gideon Shelach-Lavi, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)

10/23/2020 Online Meeting
4:30 PM
Understanding Hongshan Core-Zone Households and Communities
Christian Peterson, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

11/06/2020 Online Meeting
7:00 PM
Good Wives? Jealousy and Domestic Violence in Marriages in Early China
Olivia Milburn, Seoul National University (South Korea)

11/20/2020 Online Meeting
9:00 AM
Communities and settlement in hunter-gatherer societies in Northeast China
Pauline Sebillaud, French National Centre for Scientific Research and Jilin University (China)

12/11/2020 Online Meeting
8:00 PM
Title TBA
Jianguo Liu, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences