COTSEN FRIDAY SEMINAR SERIES
Armin Selbitschka, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (University of Munich), Germany
November 02, 2012 04:00 PM
November 02, 2012 06:00 PM
November 02, 2012
from 04:00 pm to 06:00 pm
|Where||Fowler Museum Building, Room A222|
|Contact Name||Anke Hein|
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Exotic Things and Strange Writings - Cultural Exchange in the Light of Artifacts Discovered along the Silk Road.
Dr. Armin Selbitschka is Assistant Professor of Sinology at the University of Munich’s Institut für Sinologie and currently a visiting scholar at Stanford University. Author of Prestigegüter entlang der Seidenstraße?: Archäologische und historische Untersuchungen zu Chinas Beziehungen zu Kulturen des Tarimbeckens vom zweiten bis frühen fünften Jahrhundert nach Christus (Prestige goods along the Silk Road: Archaeological and historical studies on China's relations with cultures of the Tarim Basin from the second to the early fifth century AD, he is a specialist in intercultural exchange primarily to the Yuan dynasty, Chinese art and archaeology, archaeological methods, old and ancient history of China, and historiography.
Dr. Selbitschka will discuss what "prestige" goods meant on the Silk Road in the 2nd through the 5th Centuries AD. How can today's archaeologists recognize them as so-called prestige goods? By surveying archaeological findings recovered from tombs of the Central Asian Tarim Basin, the lecture will answer these questions and relate the answers to other archaeological discoveries located along the Chinese sections of the Silk Road.