LOOMS OF LIFE - weaving, medicine and knowledge production in early China

30 March 2017, 10:00 am–6:00 pm

Looms of Life

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Common Ground, Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL

Looms of Life is the first conference outside China to showcase images of the bamboo manuscripts and material culture of the Laoguanshan tomb finds, excavated in 2012-13, in the suburbs of Chengdu, Sichuan. The finds, which include 900 bamboo strips dedicated to remedy collections and new medical theories, a set of China's earliest looms, and a medical figurine, are set to revolutionise the history of science and medicine. There will also be a free drop-in exhibition all day in the foyer of the conference.

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