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	Image: Mounted drum player (detail), Northern Qi dynasty (550–77), excavated from tomb of Xu Xianxiu (dated 571), Taiyuan, Shanxi province, 2002, Shanxi Museum

Arts of Asia lecture series 2013

Archaeology of China and the Silk Road

Case studies of ancient cultures from Syria to China through the lens of art and material culture, religion and literature.

Image: Mounted drum player (detail), Northern Qi dynasty (550–77), excavated from tomb of Xu Xianxiu (dated 571), Taiyuan, Shanxi province, 2002, Shanxi Museum

Tuesdays 1-2pm
10- 24 September, 1 October & 15-29 October 2013

Single lecture:
$20 member, $28 non-member
Full series:
$120 member, $168 non-member

Bookings and enquiries: 02 9225 1878

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Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre

Related exhibition: A Silk Road saga

Related gallery: Asian galleries

 
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A Western Zhou cemetery in Shanxi and the Ancient Chinese conception of a 'good death'

Professor Jeffrey Riegel, Head of the School of Languages and Cultures, University of Sydney

 

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Tuesday 10 September 2013 1pm – 2pm

Sasanians, senmurvs and silver: Persians along the Silk Road

Dr John Tidmarsh, Near Eastern archaeologist

 

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Tuesday 17 September 2013 1pm – 2pm

All that glisters on the Silk Road: lapis, glass and Syria

Dr Wendy Reade, Near Eastern archaeologist and conservator, University of Sydney and Art Gallery of NSW

 

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Tuesday 24 September 2013 1pm – 2pm

Connecting the world: Chinese stoneware storage jars of the maritime Silk Road

Dr Baoping Li, ARC Future Fellow, University of Sydney

Note: this lecture previously advertised as Tuesday 8 October. No lecture on this date.

 

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Tuesday 1 October 2013 1pm – 2pm

Women along the Silk Road: images from the murals of Dunhuang and archaeological findings along the Silk Road

Dr Lily Xiao Hong Lee, Chinese women’s historian, Honorary Associate, University of Sydney

 

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Tuesday 15 October 2013 1pm – 2pm

Religions of the Silk Road and Sogdia

Dr Leyla Rasouli Narimani, Iranologist and Honorary Associate, University of Sydney

 

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Tuesday 22 October 2013 1pm – 2pm

Zoroastrian art in Sogdian tombs at Xi'an and elsewhere

Dr Gunner Mikkelsen, Senior Lecturer, Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University

 

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Tuesday 29 October 2013 1pm – 2pm