New Frontiers in Global Archaeology: Defining China’s Ancient Traditions

New Frontiers in Global Archaeology: Defining China's Ancient Traditions
Proceedings of the International Symposium Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of the Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology at Peking University


…As we celebrate the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology at Peking University, we continue to hold endless respect for Dr. Sackler’s great contributions to the cause of world culture, and his great support of Chinese medicine and culture. Dr. Sackler was a famous American medical scholar, philanthropist, and art collector. He had deep affection for the Chinese people. In the 1930’s he contributed to the work of Dr. Norman Bethune in China during the Sino-Japanese War. In the 1970’s he accepted the invitation of the Chinese government to prepare a report on improving public health. Dr. Sackler had a deep affection for traditional Chinese culture; he also supported the construction of the three Asian art museums; the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C.; the Arthur M. Sackler museum at Harvard University; and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology at Peking University.

From the Welcoming Remarks by Director Gao Chongwen

…The Sackler Museum has set a new and very high standard for all museums in China — not just for university museums, but for all museums, public and private alike. The collected artifacts and works of art are important; they are beautifully displayed in handsome galleries, just as the reserve collections are well maintained in suitable equipped storerooms. Not only are the exhibition themes innovative and well conceived, but they present and make sense of both new archaeological finds and new scholarly discoveries. The museum’s publications invariably meet that high standard of excellence we have always associated with Peking University, documenting exhibitions and advancing scholarship…

From the Congratulatory Remarks by Robert D. Mowry

Edited by
Dr. Thomas Lawton

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Miguel Angel Benavides

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