China Night Lectures


  • 16 May 2016

    Building the Terracotta Army: Ceramic Craft Technology and Organisation of Production at Emperor Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum Complex, China

    Speaker: Patrick Quinn (IoA, UCL)

  • 17 March 2016

Pottery Use in East Asian Early Holocene: Reconstructed from Organic Residue Analysis

Speaker: Shinya Shoda (BioArCh, University of York)

  • 11 February 2016

Ming Dynasty Paper Money under the Microscope

Speakers: Caroline Cartwright (British Museum), Christina Duffy (British Library) and Helen Wang (British Museum)

  • 21 January 2016

Why Jomon People Did Not Select Agricultural Society? Different Pathways to the Agricultural Society in China and Japan

Speaker: Hiroo Nasu (the Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan) 

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ICCHA PKU Lecture Series: The Beginning and Development of Agriculture in the Old World: a Global Prospective

by Prof Dorian Fuller, UK executive director of ICCHA 

10-17 December 2015

School of Archaeology and Museology, Peking University, China  

Preserving the Maritime Silk Road in Quanzhou


    17 December 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

Recognition of Cattle Traction and its Role in Building the Early Civilisations in North China

  • by MINGHAO LIN (University of Cambridge)

    15 October 2015

Symposium: Early Rice Cultivation Systems and their Impact on Social Evolution and the Environment

15-17 September 2015. Room 612, UCL Institute of Archaeology 

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