Invitation for An International Conference on

the Development of Complex Societies in Eastern China

 

The Archaeology Research Center of Shandong University

                27 Shanda Nanlu, Jinan, Shandong Province  250100

                Fax: 86-531-8565268

                Email: arc@sdu.edu.cn

 

 

Dear Colleague,

 

The Haidai area of eastern China is an important region for investigating the origins of civilization in China, and for archaeology in Eastern Asia as a whole. The chronological framework for most areas has already been established through the hard work of several generations of archaeologists. During the past decade, along with collecting important new material, the main topic has changed from chronology to the study of ancient societies, and many different opinions have appeared. Therefore, deeper research focusing on the development of economic organization, social organization, social structure, and state formation, from the perspective of theory and practice, have become more necessary.

 

Therefore, the Archaeology Research Center of Shandong University, Ancient Civilization Research Center of CASS, and the Shandong Provincial Archaeology Institute will hold an International Conference on The Development of Complex Societies in Eastern China from September 20 to 24, 2003 in Jinan.

 

Since you are well known for your contributions to the field of Eastern Asian archaeology and to the origins of ancient civilizations, we are glad to invite you to attend the conference.

 

The Main Topics of the Conference Are:

 

1, The Development of Complex Societies in the Haidai and Other Areas.

2, Settlement Archaeology Studies in the Haidai and Other Areas.

3, Studies of Ancient Environment and Climate in the Haidai and Other Areas.

4, Studies of Economic Organization in the Haidai and Other Areas.

5, Interaction Between the Haidai Area and Other Areas.

6, Theoretical Studies on the Origins of Ancient Civilization.

7, Comparative Research on Chinese civilization and Other Civilizations.

 

Each Attendee will pay his/her own expenses for transportation and hotel. The conference will pay for food and a tour of local sites and museums during the meeting. We really hope you can attend the conference. If you plan to come, please return the receipt and abstract of your paper (250 words) before March 31, 2003. We will send you a formal invitation and conference schedule once your receipt and abstract arrive.

 

Best wishes,

 

 

Archaeology Research Center of Shandong University

Ancient Civilization Research Center of CASS

Shandong Provincial Archaeology Institute

December 20, 2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invitation for An International Conference on

the Development of Complex Societies in Eastern China

Registration form

 

 

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Contact information

 

Mailing address:

 

Phone:

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Paper topic

 

 

 

Please mail the form and abstract (on another sheet of paper) to the following address before March 31, 2003.

Contact Person: Fang Hui

Mailing address:

The Archaeology Research Center, Shandong University

27 Shanda Nanlu

Jinan, Shandong Province, China.

250100

Tel: 86-5318366149/8565268

Fax: 86-5318565268

Email: arc@sdu.edu.cn