Faculty Director Judith Farquhar Traveled by Invitation to Anyang, Henan Province

June 6, 2017

On the weekend of the Duanwu (Dragon Boat Festival ) Holiday, Faculty Director Judith Farquhar traveled by invitation to Anyang, Henan Province, to attend a special seminar on Chinese archeology.  The seminar was organized by the Southern University of Science and Technology (Shenzhen) and led by Dr. Tang Qigen of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS).  An international delegation of faculty was  introduced to research on Anyang's most ancient polities, the kingdoms that dominated the Yellow River region over 3000 years ago.  The group visited the CASS  research laboratories and two active excavations, and received director-guided tours of the Yin Kingdom Museum of Shang era antiquities and of  the Anyang City Museum.  It was also possible to visit the Museum of the History of Chinese Writing.  For Prof. Farquhar, this was a great opportunity to plan study tours for Chicago students to learn about Anyang and other exemplary cities in China's history. 

 

5月28日,恰逢端午节假期,芝加哥大学北京中心学术主任冯珠娣教授受邀前往河南省安阳市参加由南方科技大学主办、中国社会科学院唐际根博士领衔的考古学专题研讨会。来自世界各地的研究人员聆听了关于3000多年前位处黄河流域的安阳作为商朝殷都的介绍。同时参观了社科院的研究实验室和两处考古挖掘现场,并在博物馆馆长的导览中参观了殷墟博物馆和安阳市博物馆。安阳市的中国文字博物馆也是对外开放的。冯珠娣教授在安阳之行后表示,将积极考虑组织芝加哥大学的学生到此学习游览,这对学生来说将是一个非常好的了解与学习安阳及其他中国古代名城的机会。