Addressing the Autocrat: The Drama of Early Chinese Court Discourse Oklahoma, March 21-22, 2009
Rethinking Warring States History in the Light of Recently Unearthed Bamboo Manuscripts: Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Early China, AAS Chicago, March 27, 2009, SESSION 66. 10:45 A.M.–12:45 P.M.
Chaired by Scott B. Cook, Grinnell College
Political Mythology and Dynastic Legitimacy in the Rong Cheng shi manuscript – Yuri Pines, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Defining Leadership and Promoting Action in the Warring States: A First Look at the Recently-discovered Military Manuscript, Cao Mo’s Battle Formations P. Ernest Caldwell, University of Chicago
The Fourth-Century BCE Bamboo-slip Manuscripts from Cili, Hunan, Robin McNeal, Department of Asian Studies, Cornell University
A Case of Graphic Misrepresentation: New Possibilities for Classical Readings Suggested by the Shanghai-Museum Text “Lord Jing Suffered a Chronic Illness” – Scott B. Cook, Grinnell College
Discussant: Robin D. S. Yates, McGill University
Glimpsing the Hand behind the Text: New Perspectives on Excavated Texts from Early China: AAS Chicago, March 26, 2009, SESSION 19. 7:30 P.M.–9:30 P.M.
Chaired by Mark Csikszentmihalyi, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Patron and Practitioner: Participatory Roles in Early Chinese Divination - Adam D. Smith, Stanford University
Texts as Practice: The Production of Fourth-Century B.C.E. Chu Tomb Texts from Baoshan – Jue Guo, Western Michigan University
How to Read the Guodian Texts – Kevin Huang, University of Chicago
Inscribing the Northwestern Frontier of the Han Empire: The Production and Power of Administrative Documents – Meiyu Hsieh, Stanford University
Discussant: Mark Csikszentmihalyi, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Beyond the Surface: Bronze Mirrors from the Lloyd Cotsen Collection
UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology and will take place on Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22, 2009
Lloyd Cotsen’s mirror collection is comprised of 97 mirrors, all but five of which were made in China. The earliest mirror dates to the Qijia culture (ca. 2100–1700 BCE). The latest Chinese mirror dates to the Jin dynasty (1115–1234 CE) though there are mirrors in the collection that were manufactured outside China that have a later date. Each mirror in the collection is of cast bronze—some with elaborate designs and others that have been inlaid, lacquered, or painted. The mirrors in the Cotsen Collection exemplify the mastery of bronze casting and surface decoration achieved by the artists of early China.
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