Lothar von Falkenhausen Presents "The Politics of Archaeology in Modern China"

4:30 PM  - 6:00 PM
Monday Nov 2, 2009
Room 113, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center & Gallery

The practice of archaeology in China today is inseparable from its sociopolitical conditions.  This lecture explores the agenda of archaeologists and their sponsors since the introduction of modern scientific archaeology into China during the 1920s, and the continuing frictions between this modern archaeology and traditional antiquarianism and text-based historiography. Lothar von Falkenhausen is professor of chinese archaeology and art history and associate director of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA.  

This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty, Parents and Families and Public

Admission: Free, open to the public

Sponsored By: Art and Art History

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