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Memorial Lecture: Ancient Xi'an's History and Culture
Wednesday, 27 Oct 2021
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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27th Joseph and Lucy Lee Memorial Lecture

Speaker: Professor LY Wei, Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Peking University

Ancient Xi'ian, also known as Chang'an, was the cradle of Chinese civilization. Thirteen dynasties established their capitals in ancient Xi'an. It was the city with the longest history of being a dynastic capital in China (longer thatn Luoyang, Nanjing, and Beiming). It was the starting point of the Silk Road. It was also the largest in the world during the 6th-10th centuries. 

Many historical sites remain in present-day Xi'an. Six, including the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, have been named as UNESCO World Heritage sites. This lecture will introduce ancient Xi'an's history and culture by discussing famous historial sites, food, theater, arts, and literature. 

The Joseph and Lucy Lee Memorial lecture series is an annual event in memory of Joseph Lee - Professor of Chinese Literature and Culture in (now LiLaC) at Michigan State University - and Lucy Lee, an alumna of MSU and a steadfast supporter of MSU ad the Asian Studies Center.