Professor Dame Jessica Rawson guest lecturer at Leiden University

Professor Dame Jessica Rawson, DBE, DLitt, FBA Professor of Chinese Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford will deliver a series of lectures in Leiden and Amsterdam between 4-9 May 2015.

Professor Dame Jessica Rawson, DBE, DLitt, FBA Professor of Chinese Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford

Professor Dame Jessica Rawson, DBE, DLitt, FBA Professor of Chinese Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford

Professor Dame Jessica Rawson, DBE, DLitt, FBA is Professor of Chinese Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford. Her research interests involve the archaeology of China and Inner Asia, early Chinese material culture as evidence for religious concepts and beliefs, the development and function of ornament in all parts of Eurasia. Currently, Professor Rawson works on interactions between central China and Inner Asia in the Zhou (c. 1045- 221 BC), Qin (221-210 BC) and Han (206 BC-AD220) periods; on the structure and contents of Chinese tombs; and on exoticism in the Han to Tang periods (200 BC-AD900).


Selected Publications

Treasures of Ancient China, Bronzes and Jades from Shanghai, London, 2009

With Evelyn Rawski (eds), China: The Three Emperors, 1662-1795, London Royal Academy Publications, 2005

Chinese Jade, from the Neolithic to the Qing
, British Museum Press, London 1995.

Chinese Ornament, the Lotus and the Dragon
. London: British Museum Publications, 1984.


Some recent articles
“Carnelian Beads, Animal Figures and Exotic Vessels: Traces of Contact between the Chinese States and Inner Asia, c. 1000-650BC.” Archäologie in China, vol. 1, Bridging Eurasia, 2010, pp. 1-42.

“Reviving Ancient Ornament and the presence of the Past: Examples from Shang and Zhou Bronze Vessels” in Wu Hung (ed.), Reinventing the Past: Archaism and Antiquarianism in Chinese Art and Visual Culture, Chicago: 2010 pp. 47-76.

“The Chinese Hill Censer, boshanlu: a note on Origins, Influences and Meanings”. Ars Asiatiques, Volume en homage á Madame Michéle Pirazzoli t’Serstevens, Vol. 61 2006, pp. 75-86.

“Novelties in Antiquarian Revivals: The Case of the Chinese Ritual Bronzes”, National Palace Museum Research Quarterly vol.22, no.1, Autumn, 2004, pp. 1-34.


Published Books
2010
Rawson, J. , (2010), Hung, W. (ed.), Reinventing the Past: Archaism and Antiquarianism in Chinese Art and Visual Culture, Chicago, The Centre for the Art of East Asia, University of Chicago, Art Meia, Resources

Rawson, J., & Gorransson, K. (eds.), (2010), China’s Terracotta Army, Stockholm, Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities

2009
Rawson, J., (2009), Treasures from Shanghai: ancient Chinese bronzes and jades, British Museum Press

Contributions to Edited Books
2010 Rawson, J., (2010), Carnelian beads, animal figures and exotic vessels: traces of contact between the Chinese states and Inner Asia, c. 1000–650BC. : in “Archaeologie in China, Vol. 1, Bridging Eurasia, pp 1–42, Beijing branch of the German Institute of Archaeology, Berlin.

Steppe and the Silk Roads, China’s Interactions with its neighbours

Monday 4 May, Leiden: Warfare, Beauty and Belief, Bridging Eurasia

Wednesday 6 May, Leiden: The Lure of Iron and Gold, Interactions with the steppe in the First Millennium BC.

Friday 8 May, Leiden: Sculpture and Stone in the Han dynasty, (206 BC-AD 220)

Saturday 9 May, Amsterdam: Tents, Tombs and Horse Trade, The Tang (AD 618-906 ) and the Turks

The events are organized by Asian Modernities and Traditions. Everyone welcome!


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