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Archaeology of Imperial Sacred Landscapes in Early China

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Young Research Library Presentation Room, 280 Charles E Young Dr N
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Thursday, March 28 | 1:00–5:00 pm

Presentation Room, Young Research Library and via Zoom

The UCLA Chinese Archaeology Workshop is pleased to invite you to a series of lectures presented by two archaeologists from the Shaanxi Provincial Academy of Archaeology. The event will take place on Thursday, March 28 from 1:00–5:00 pm in the Presentation Room of Young Research Library. There is also an option to join via Zoom (please see the link below). Presenters will speak on current archaeological research on the urban development of the Qin capital Yong and the formation of early imperial sacred landscapes around it. Tian Yaqi’s presentation will highlight recent discoveries at the great city, while Chen Aidong will showcase the archaeology of the Qin state pilgrimage sites around the capital, particularly focusing on the site known as the Blood Pool. Here, the Qin rulers projected their imperial ambitions by making extraordinary ritual deposits to the heavens and the supreme deities. Together, these presentations provide insights into the urban and ideological reconfigurations within Qin society leading up to the rise of the first empire in China.

Schedule of Speakers:

-Tian Yaqi (Shaanxi Provincial Academy of Archaeology) “Recent Archaeological Study of the City Yong of the Qin State”
-Chen Aidong (Shaanxi Provincial Academy of Archaeology) “Archaeological Studies of the State Sacrifice of Qin in the Vicinity of the Great City Yong”
-Commentators: Lothar Von Falkenhausen, David Schaberg, Li Min (UCLA)
This event is presented by the UCLA Chinese Archaeology Workshop and co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies, The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, Global Antiquity, and the East Asian Library


March 28
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


UCLA Chinese Archaeology Workshop
Center for Chinese Studies
Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
Global Antiquity
East Asian Library


Young Research Library Presentation Room
280 Charles E Young Dr N
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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(310) 825-4732
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