On Jan. 16, 2008, IA CASS held the Second IA Young Scholar Forum. The meeting was presided by Professor Chen Xingcan, the Vice Head of IA CASS.
This forum included four talks presented by four young scholars of IA. The first paper is presented by Wang Hui from the Technology Center, entitled “Research on the Reconstruction of Ancient Landscape of the Middle and Upper Reaches of the Shuangji River, Henan Province and the Relations between Settlement and Environment”. In this paper, Wang mainly focused on reconstructing ancient landscape, as well as the relations between human beings and environment. Professor Yuan Jing, as the commentator, pointed out that ancient landscape is a very important area in archaeological research, which is so far a academic blank spot, but meanwhile, is also an academic starting point. And it is especially helpful for understanding ancient economic and ideology.
He Suili from the Department of Han to Tang Archaeology presented a paper “New Understanding to the Shape of the Daming Palace of the Tang Dynasty Based upon the Newly Discovered Imperial Road of the Hanyuan Hall”. Professor An Jiayao made comments to this paper, addressing the significance of the study to the preservation of big sites.
Wang Peng and Hou Weidong, two M.A. students of IA, also presented in this forum, whose papers are respectively entitled “Gender Studies at Zhoujiadi Graveyard” and “Initial Research of the Origin of Shang Culture during the Huanbei period of Anyang”.
In the end, Professor Wang Wei, the Head of IA, encouraged the young scholars of IA to continue to improve their research ability in the near future.