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Terracotta Warriors: Mass Production in Ancient China
WhenTuesday, June 13, 2017, 7 – 9 p.m.
WherePacific Science Center
200 2nd Ave N, Seattle
Event typesExhibits, Lectures/Seminars…

Doors open: 6:40 p.m.
Cost: $5 general, free for Pacific Science Center members
Location: PACCAR IMAX Theater

The creation of the terracotta warriors required mass production on a grand scale. Explore the origins and millennium-long history of standardization, division of labor, and factory organization with Haicheng Wang, scholar of ancient Chinese art and archeology at the University of Washington. Is it true that Europe adopted some of the key elements of the Industrial Revolution from China? And if so, why didn’t the Industrial Revolution happen in China?

About the speaker:
Haicheng Wang is Mary and Cheney Cowles Endowed Associate Professor of Chinese Art in the School of Art + Art History + Design, University of Washington. His research interest focuses on the art and archaeology of early China, especially comparative studies between Bronze Age China and other early civilizations. Recent publications include Writing and the Ancient State (Cambridge, 2014), a chapter on the earliest empire in China (2014), a chapter on urbanization and writing in The Cambridge World History (2015), and “Administrative Reach and Documentary Coverage in Ancient State” (Archeo-Nil 26, 2016). He is also interested in the art and archaeology of the Silk Road. The archaeological fieldwork he did included both excavation and survey and was divided between Neolithic and historical sites on the Silk Road. He has lectured widely in the United States, Hong Kong, and mainland China.

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