Scholars share insights on ancient cities and states through the perspectives of archaeology and history

Participants of the conference explore topics related to ancient cities and states.

The “Fifth Annual Conference on Chinese Culture”, which was jointly organised by the HKBU Department of History, the Chinese Cultural Studies Centre, the Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology and the Henan Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, was held at HKBU from 8 to 9 November 2019. Scholars and participants from prestigious institutions in the US, UK, Singapore, Australia, mainland China and Hong Kong gathered on campus and shared their insights under the theme “The City and the State in the Ancient World: Perspectives from Archaeology & History”.

At the opening ceremony, Professor Rick Wong, Vice-President (Research and Development) said in his welcoming remarks that HKBU strives to offer a diversified research environment and that the University encourages international academic collaborations. 

The Conference, which consisted of four sessions covering diverse topics on the ancient world, allowed participants to understand ancient civilisations in a global context. Topics ranged from lands and their residents in the ancient period to tools and instruments, pre-historic cities and states in archaeological records, and cities and their peripheries. 

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