Held in Beijing from May 9th to May 11th, the Han Dynasty Civilization International Academic Conference, was hosted by: Beijing Municipal Administration of Cultural Heritage, undertaken by Beijing Dabaotai Western Han Tomb Museum, co-organized by the Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, The Society for Qin & Han Dynasties History, Peking University Faculty of Archaeology and Museology, The Institute of Beijing Cultural Relic, and The Capital Museum of China and Beijing Dajue Temple Management Committee.
In total, 121 conference delegates had attended the conference, they came from well-known academies such as: the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Peking University, Qinghua University, Renmin University of China, Sichuan University and Capital Normal University, as well as some organizations for culture relic and archaeology in Hebei province, Henan province, Shandong province, Shaanxi province, Guangdong province, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region and Anhui province, also some organizations for archaeology and museology like Shaanxi History Museum, Shangdong Rock-Carvings Art Museum, The Museum of Guangling King's Tomb in Han Dynasty, Museum of The Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of The Nanyue King, Guizhou Museum and Nanyang Han Dynasty Painting Museum, also some foreign experts and scholar s from well-known universities and scientific research organizations such as: The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, City University of Hong Kong, The University of Tokyo, Dong-a University, Korea National Institute of Cultural Heritage and Korea University. Our Han Dynasty historical archaeology experts such as: Huang Zhanyue, Lu Zhaoyin, Wu Rongzeng, Mai Yinghao, Liu Qingzhu, Bai Yunxiang, Zang Rong and Zhou Tianyou etc., have contributed articles and attended the conference. Distinguished historian Mr. Zhang Chuanxi and Li Xueqin, Researcher Mr. Sunji from National Musemum, President of Peking University Faculty of Archaeology and Museology Mr. Zhao Hui, President of The Institute of Beijing Cultural Relic Mr. Song Dachuan attended the opening ceremony of the conference as special guests.
In the academic conference, there were totally 92 papers submitted. It's a three-day conference with the form of public speech and group discuss. Mr. Liu Qingzhu and Huang Zhanyue had given brilliant lectures, the conference delegates have had academic discuss enthusiastically based on three topics, "Beijing and Han Dynasty Civilization", "Archaeology and Han Dynasty Civilization" and "Han Dynasty History and Civilization". During the conference, the delegates have visited the National Museum and Beijing Dabaotai Western Han Tomb Museum.
The conference discussed many aspects of Han Dynasty, in a manner that provided a meaningful forum for the promotion and development of the research on Han remains in Beijing. The research of this conference contributed to a greater understanding of this important enterprise. Many new ideas were developed in exploring the recent archaeology discoveries and materials of the Han Dynasty within the Beijing region. In summation, the conference provided an academic platform for developing a nexus of communication between Han Dynasty archaeological and historical communities; the coming together of these academic scholars lead to a positive and productive effort that has lead to an increasing synergy for the promotion of Han research. Conference delegates worked well in developing positive feed back and favorable reports in expanding research in this field.
Translated by Mark Davis & Gary Chen