To coincide with the Asia Society's exhibition Gilded Splendor: Treasures of China's Liao Empire 907-1125 AD, an international group of archaeologists, art historians and other scholars present new research on the Song-Liao period, focusing on Buddhist art, Song-Liao tombs, Liao in a world context, and how new archaeological finds are revising our view of this ancient Chinese civilization. Opening night lecture on Thursday, October 5 by Nancy Steinhardt, University of Pennsylvania, is followed by a reception. Friday, October 6 speakers and discussants include Patricia Buckley Ebrey, University of Washington; François Louis, The Bard Graduate School; Morris Rossabi, City University of New York and Columbia University; Wu Hung, University of Chicago; Hsueh-man Shen, National Museums of Scotland; Ta La and Sun Jianhua, Inner Mongolia Historic Relics Archeological Studies Research Institute; and Valerie Hansen, Yale University, and Adriana Proser, Asia Society. Venue: Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, New York, NY 10021. October 5 - 6, 2006. Tickets: October 5 Only: $5 students; $7 members; $12 nonmembers; October 5 & 6: $15 students; $35 members; $45 nonmembers.
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