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
- Dr. YANG Xiaoyan, Visiting Leverhulme Professor from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. More information
- 25 June 2015, 12:30 pm
- 2 July 2015, 12:30 pm
25 June 2015, 12:30 pm2 July 2015, 12:30 pm
China Night 2014-2015
- · October 22 Wednesday 2014
ICCHA Public Lecture marking 10 Year Anniversary (poster)
Prof. Dame Jessica Rawson (University of Oxford)
Gold and Iron: China’s relations with the Steppe in the First Millennium BC
- · November 20 Thursday 2014
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 2014
Dr Edward Denison (UCL Bartlett)
Architecture and Modernity in China up to 1949
- · January 22 Thursday 2015
Dr YANG Xiaoyan (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Leverhulme Trust visiting professor)
How the study of ancient starches is changing our understanding of Neolithic subsistence patterns in China
- · March 19 Thursday 2015
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
International conference "Dialogue of Civilizations: Comparing Multiple Centers", Beijing, 5-9 April, 2015 (to read more about the event, please click on the link)
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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)