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Rethinking Early China in Light of the Mawangdui Finds

Ron Egan, of UCSB's East Asian languages and cultural studies department, will discuss the impact that the Mawangdui archaeological finds may have on our perceptions of early China.

When: Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St., Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Age limit: 12+

Categories: Lectures

Description:

Many of the archaeological discoveries at Mawangdui have great artistic merit and aesthetic appeal, but also suggest that certain of current assumptions about early China are seriously flawed. This lecture looks at the ways that the Mawangdui finds challenge us to rethink our understanding of early China. Lecturer: Ron Egan, Professor of Chinese Literature and Aesthetics, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural STudies at UCSB

Phone: 805-963-4364

Event posted Sept. 30, 2009
Last updated Jan. 11, 2010

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