Newly Discovered Ancient Chinese Texts

rongchengshiChina Studies Research Centre Seminar – La Trobe University

Revelations from Newly Discovered Ancient Chinese Texts: Archaeological and Sinological Perspectives

Over the past few decades, China has witnessed an almost constant flow of archaeologically-recovered texts dating from the period 350 BCE to 50 BCE. These texts are re-writing our understanding of early Chinese society and culture. In this seminar, two specialists will provide the most current perspectives on what these excavated texts mean for the fields of archaeology and Sinology.


  • Dr Min Li, Associate Professor of East Asian archaeology at University of California, Los Angeles
  • Dr Shirley Chan, Associate Professor and Head of Chinese Studies of Macquarie University

Date:    Monday 12 September 2016
Time:   2:00-4:00pm
Venue: David Myers Meeting Room, ground floor, David Myers Building (west), La Trobe University

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