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Ceramic Forms, Fermented Beverages, and Feasting Traditions in Ancient China

Dr. Li Liu

Friday, May 18th, 4-5pm

Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Galleria (1680 E 15th Ave, Eugene, OR)

East Asia is one of the original centers in the Old World where pottery technology developed independently. Some vessel types are closely related to functions, which went through changes from cooking porridge to brewing alcohol. In this talk, Dr. Liu will discuss the interrelationships between forms of ceramic vessels, origins of cereal-based beer-making techniques, emergence of ritualized drinking traditions, and the development of civilization in ancient China. Dr. Liu is a Sir Robert Ho Tung Professor in Chinese Archaeology from the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Stanford University.

This event is funded by the Korean Studies Promotion Service,  Jeremiah/NRC Lecture Series Funding from the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, and the MNCH.

Included with regular museum admission; free for members and UO ID card holders.