East and West: Past and Future

Schedule

Wednesday, May 16

Connections between China and the West in the Bronze and Iron Ages

9.00 - 9.15

Welcome Speech:Professor David Goodman
Academic Director, China Studies Centre, University of Sydney

9-15 - 9.30 Workshop Introduction:Associate Professor Alison Betts
Department of Archaeology, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, University of Sydney
9.30 - 10.00  Professor Henri-Paul Francfort
Director of Research, CNRS, UMR 7041 Archaeology of Central Asia, Maison de l’Archéologie et d l’Ethnologie René Ginouvès,  Nanterre
Title: Shifting exchange patterns during Bronze Age and Iron Age between China and the West in Eurasia
10.00 - 10.15  Panel discussion
10.15 - 10.45  Coffee break
Invitation extended to audience
10.45 - 11.15  Professor Cong Dexin (Note: Chinese language)
Director of Science and Technology Affairs, the Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS)
Title: The Andronovo in Xinjiang; new discoveries from excavations at Adunqiaolu cemetery
11.15 - 11.30  Panel discussion
11.30 - 12.00  Associate Professor Alison Betts
Department of Archaeology, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, University of Sydney
Title: Modelling cultural transmissions: how ideas crossed the mountains
12.00 - 12.15  Panel discussion

Thursday, May 17
9.00 - 9.30 Professor Yidilisi Abuduresule (Note: Chinese language)
Former Director of the Xinjiang Institute of Relics and Archaeology
Title: Recent Progress of Multi-disciplinary Studies on Xiaohe Culture, Xinjiang, China
9.30 - 9.45  Panel discussion
9.45 - 10.15  Professor Victor Mair
Professor of Chinese Language and Literature in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Title: The Northern Cemetery and Its Relationship to Small River Cemetery No. 5
10.15.- 10.30  Panel discussion
10.30 - 11.00  Coffee break
Invitation extended to audience
11.00 - 11.30  Professor James Mallory
School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen’s University Belfast
Title: Tokharian origins
11.30 - 11.45  Panel discussion
11.45 - 12.15

Professor Liu Xuetang (Note:Chinese Language)
Xinjiang Normal University
Title: Study of Prehistoric cemeteries in the upper Yili River, Xinjiang, China

12.15 - 12.30  Panel discussion
1.30 - 2.00  Dr Peter Jia
Research Fellow, China Studies Centre, Department of Archaeology, University of Sydney
Title: Prehistoric plant use in Xinjiang based on starch analysis
2.00 - 2.15  Panel discussion
2.15 - 2.45  Professor Zhu Hong (Note:Chinese Language)
Director of the Centre of Frontier Archaeology, Jilin University
Title: Populations in Ancient China from a Physical Anthropological Perspective
2.45 - 3.00  Panel discussion 
3.00 - 3.30  Professor John Dodson
Head of the Institute for Environmental Research at ANSTO
Title: Unravelling farming and metallurgy in ancient northwest China with nuclear science
3.30 - 3.45  Panel discussion
3.45 - 4.15  Refreshment break
Invitation extended to audience
4.15 - 4.45

Dr Hyun Jin Kim
ARC DECRA Fellow in the Development of Classics and Ancient History, University of Sydney
Title: The Xiongnu Huns of Ancient Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang and their impact on Western Europe

4.45 - 5.00  Panel discussion 

Friday, May 18
Connections between China and the West: Later Periods

9.00 - 9.30  Professor Antonia Vicziany
Faculty of Arts, Monash University
Title: Early Settlements in the Kashgar Oasis
9.30 - 9.45  Panel discussion
9.45 - 10.15  Dr Uri Gilad
Monash Asia Institute (MAI) and School of Georgraphy and Environmental Science, Monash University 
Title: Preserving the cultural heritage of Kashgar through improved mapping and spatial modeling
10.15.- 10.30  Panel discussion
10.30 - 11.00  Coffee break
Invitation extended to audience 
11.00 -11.30  Lyndon Arden-Wong
PhD Candidate, Macquarie University, Sydney
Title: A Preliminary Discussion of the Sogdian Influence on Eastern Uighur Architecture
11.30 - 11.45  Panel discussion 
11.45 - 12.15  Dr Li Baoping
ARC fellow in the Department of Archaeology, University of Sydney
Title: Made for Europe and transhipped at Jakarta: the so-called Batavia Ware from 18th Century Kilns in Jingdezhen, China and possible influence from Islamic ceramics of the Middle East
12.15 - 12.30  Panel discussion
Issues of Heritage and Future Directions for Scientific Collaboration between China and the International Community 
1.30 - 2.00  Keynote Speech: Dr Abdul Wasey Feroozi
Former Director General, National Institute of Afghanistan Archaeology
Title: Challenges in Afghan Heritage Management: war and post-war development
2.00 - 3.45  Chaired discussion

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