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122th Tobunken-ASNET Seminar "The Chinese Archaeology and the Chinese Classical Books: The Case of the Department of the Archaeology in the University of Tokyo"

【Date】
  July 2 (Thu), 5:00-6:00 p.m.

【Venue】
Ground Floor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo

【Speaker】
Mai Suzuki (JSPS fellow)

【Title】
The Chinese Archaeology and the Chinese Classical Books: The Case of the Department of the Archaeology in the University of Tokyo

【Commentator】
Takao Hirase (Professor, IASA, The University of Tokyo)

【Language】 Japanese


【Abstract】

The Chinese archaeology began in the early 20th century on the basis of the philology of the Chinese history. As a consequence, the Department of the Archaeology in the University of Tokyo owns many of the Chinese classical books such as ones on the geology and the Chinese epigraphy.
Last year, I tried to organize three hundreds Chinese classical books, which are owned by the Department of the Archaeology in the University of Tokyo, as the basic working on the study of the Chinese archaeology with emphasis on the ancient Chinese bronzes. On this seminar, I will introduce the overview of this collection and investigate when these books were collected and how the Japanese scholars have done the archaeological researches in China through this collection.