The Circulation of Wealth in Bronze Age China
Lothar von Falkenhausen (University of California–Los Angeles)
Membership Lecture, The New Mexico History Museum Auditorium
Thursday, February 18, 2010, 6:30–7:30 pm
The economy of Bronze Age China (ca. 2000–250 BC) presents a mystery. Written records are sparse, while the vastness and geographical complexity of ancient China pose considerable obstacles to research. Dr. Lothar von Falkenhausen contends that archaeological evidence for long-distance exchange between complex societies and rural regions rich in natural resources offers the best hope for understanding the rise of imperial states in China and Central Eurasia during the late first millennium B.C.
Cost: Free to SAR members/$5 for nonmembers
Sponsored by Walter Burke Catering