A second chance to explore Qin Shuhuang’s mausoleum complex with Haicheng Wang, the Mary and Cheney Cowles Endowed Associate Professor of Chinese Art at the University of Washington. Delve deeper into the design, preparation, and construction of the mausoleum complex and discover what the First Emperor’s legacy tells us about building techniques, military tactics, weapons, and metallurgy. Learn about the distinctive style of Qin art and examine whether the terracotta soldiers provide evidence for western contact in early China.
Want the full experience? See the world premiere exhibition of Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor, a joint project between Pacific Science Center and The Franklin Institute during its limited five-month run. Tickets available separately at pacificsciencecenter.org/terracotta-warriors.
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.
Location: PACCAR Theater
Doors Open: 6:40 p.m.
Cost: $5 general admission; free for Members