IAS events of interest to Anthropology & Archaeology students & faculty

First Saturday Asia Program Series
Block Printing: Advancing Knowledge, Literacy and Culture
Donald Jenkins, Curator of Asian Art Emeritus, Portland Art Museum
Sat. December 5, 2015
9:30 AM
The traditions of block printing have a special legacy and heritage in China, which also significantly impacted its neighbors.  Combined with China’s invention of paper and ink, we will explore how the phenomena spread globally.

Location:  PSU Academic & Student Recreation Center Auditorium, Room 001
1800 SW 6th Ave.
First Saturday Asia Program Series
Investigating the Buried Mirror Mystery: How Should We Look at Early Chinese Artifacts?
Dr. Kenneth Brashier, Religion and Humanities, Reed College
Sat, January 9,  2016
9:30 AM
In a 2000 year old burial remain, an archaeologist uncovers a round bronze mirror which has been carefully positioned near the head of a Han Dynasty corpse.  Why is it here?  Why does every corpse in this tomb have a mirror in the same position?  Why is it the same in other Han burials across China?  

Location:  PSU Academic & Student Recreation Center Auditorium, Room 001
1800 SW 6th Ave.
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