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Phoenix Kingdoms International Symposium

New perspectives and discoveries on Bronze Age archaeology of the middle Yangzi River region



Keynote Speaker: Robert Bagley, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University

Join us at the Asian Art Museum for an international one-day symposium accompanying our special exhibition Phoenix Kingdoms: The Last Splendor of China’s Bronze Age. Discover the unique artistic and cultural contributions of the middle Yangzi River region before China’s unification. Nine expert scholars share insights into topics related to the exhibition, drawing from recent archeological discoveries to enrich our understanding of this fascinating and influential era.

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Image: Lidded you wine vessel with beast decoration and flanges, 1000–900 BCE. China; Hubei province. Western Zhou period (approx. 1050–771 BCE). Excavated from E Yangzishan tomb no. 4 at Anju, Suizhou, 2007. Bronze. Suizhou Municipal Museum. Photograph © Suizhou Municipal Museum. 

Organizers & Sponsors

Symposium made possible with the generous support of the Bei Shan Tang Foundation.