Institute of Archaeology

Art and Archaeology of Early Imperial China


This course covers the period from the unification of China to the end of the Tang dynasty (3rd cent BC - AD 900).

The course will explore Chinese tombs, temples, settlements and artefacts. It aims at understanding everyday life, religious ideas and social customs of people in early China using archaeological and art historical evidence as well as transmitted historic data.

Course information

  • Code: ARCL3063
  • Course unit value: 0.5
  • Coordinator: Yijie Zhuang
  • Prerequisite: Chinese language is an advantage, but not a prerequisite for this course.
  • Handbook: open»

For registered students


  • Not running in 2017-18

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