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.
China Night 2014-2015
- · October 22 Wednesday
ICCHA Public Lecture marking 10 Year Anniversary
Prof. Dame Jessica Rawson (University of Oxford)
Gold and Iron: China’s relations with the Steppe in the First Millennium BC
- · November 20 Thursday
Dr MA Saiping (Fudan University)
Bronze Lamps and fuel in the Han Period: A Case Study of Artefacts Unearthed from Mausoleum DaYun Hill, Jiangsu Province, China
- · December 11 Thursday
Dr Edward Denison (UCL Bartlett)
Architecture and Modernity in China up to 1949
- · January 22 Thursday
Dr YANG Xiaoyan (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
How the study of ancient starches is changing our understanding of Neolithic subsistence patterns in China
- · February 12 Thursday
Mr SHAO Anding (Shaanxi Academy of Archaeology, visiting scholar of Needham Research Institute, Cambridge)
The making of the Colour Painted Bronze Waterfowl discovered from the Mausoleum of First Qin Emperor
- · March 19 Thursday
Miss Wei Lia (SOAS)
Rock-cut caves in the Upper Yangzi River: identifying a stone working tradition (2nd to 3rd century CE)
International conference "Dialogue of Civilizations: Comparing Multiple Centers", Beijing, 6-10 April, 2015
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The 7th International Rice Genetics Symposium (RG7) was held between 5 and 8 November 2013 in Manila, Philippines. Organized by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the event is one of the world’s largest and most important rice research symposium. It provides an excellent learning and networking platform for rice researchers, experts and representatives from the public and private sectors to come together to share their expertise on issues of rice production. Professor Dorian Fuller has presented his current archaeological research on "the origins and spread of rice in Asia" to a packed auditorium the first morning of the conference. He also had the opportunity to take part in an IRRI radio podcast on the "Origin of Rice". To listen this wonderful conversation, please go here. More...
Prof Dorian Fuller's world-leading research on the development of agriculture is being presented as a series of public events in China. Following his talk in Guangdong Province in 4 July, Dorian continued his journey to Yunnan Province. On 8 July, Dorian gave a lecture at Yunnan Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology entitled "At the crossroads of Asian agriculture: Yunnan and the comparative study of pathways to agriculture in China and tropical Asian". More...
Prof Dorian Fuller, Executive Director (UK) of the International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology, is invited to give a public lecture at Guangdong Provincial Museum, China on July 4 2013. The lecture is entitled "First Farming from China to Southeast Asia: Guangdong's place in the Origins of Agriculture", as a part of result of Prof Fuller's outstanding Early Rice Project. Hopefully, a series of archaeobotanical collaborations on the Early Rice will be launched between China and UCL in the name of the ICCHA. 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)