International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology
The International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology, a joint
association between the School for Archaeology and Museology of Peking
University and the UCL Institute of Archaeology, is tasked with bringing
China's cultural past to western scholars. Through its China Nights
events and Guest Lecture Series, the Centre endeavours to promote all
aspects of Chinese history and prehistory and strengthen academic links
between China and Europe. In addition, the ICCHA regularly hosts
world-class conferences, bridge the gap in archaeological thought and
A wide range of research related to the archaeology and heritage of China is carried out at UCL. We are also starting a new MA program which places China in a wider comparative regional context, MA in the Archaeology and Heritage of Asia.
15-17 September 2015. Room 612, UCL Institute of Archaeology
Recognition of Cattle Traction and its Role in Building the Early Civilisations in North China
- by MINGHAO LIN (University of Cambridge)
15 October 2015
Rock-cut Caves in the Upper Yangzi River: Identifying a Stone Working Tradition (2nd to 3rd century CE)
- by LIA WEI (SOAS)
19 November 2015
Preserving the Maritime Silk Road in Quanzhou
- by PROFESSOR MICHAEL ROWLANDS (UCL)
17 December 2015
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If you happen to be in Hong Kong, Beijing or other Chinese cities over the summer, and would like to know more about the Chinese way of life and the dynastical legacies, you are recommended to visit the local museums. Each of them collects and displays a lot of precious historic relics unique in their provinces but useful in understanding how Chinese culture diversifies and influences people’s lifestyles and heritage. More...
On July 4th, the Tusi Sites in China are made a World Heritage Site at the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee in Bonn, Germany. More...
On April 9th 2015, China Cultural Relics Newspaper and Chinese Archaeological Society jointly announced the result of the 2014 Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of China, an annual activity commissioned by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage and regarded as the Oscar Award in the Chinese archaeology community since 1990. More...
ICCHA held its fourth international conference "Dialogue of Civilizations: Comparing Multiple Centers" in Beijing between 5-9 April 2015, with sponsorship from the National Geographic Society. More...
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Maoshan site, 3rd Millennium BC rice paddyfield landscape near Hangzhou, under excavation by the Zhejiang Province Institute of Archaeology and Cultural Relics 2010. Archaeobotanical research is part of an ICCHA research project including staff and students from London and Beijing (part of the Early Rice Project)