On a day like this 39 years ago… serendipity and the Terracotta Army
Publication date: 2 April 2013
On 29 March 1974, a group of farmers digging a water well in
Lintong, to the east of Xi’an, struck upon one of the greatest archaeological
discoveries of all time. The Terracotta Army would become the icon of the 2,200
year-old city-like mausoleum of China’s First Emperor. A further four decades
since its discovery, have we learned anything about serendipity?
The terracotta warriors under the microscope
Publication date: 14 March 2013
The British Academy in Xi'an
Publication date: 14 February 2013
I have just returned from a spell of a few months in Xi’an, where I have been continuing the data acquisition while working on ongoing publications. A highlight of my time there was the visit by a distinguished delegation led by Professor Dame Helen Wallace, Foreign Secretary of the British Academy, to the Emperor Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum. That was an official visit to mark the adoption of our “Imperial Logistics” as a British Academy project.
Toyota and the Terracotta Army: mass production and mass media
Publication date: 11 January 2013
Long live adoption!
Publication date: 16 November 2012
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