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  • Geologist Speculates on Disappearance of Sanxingdui

    12/26/2014 2:58:09 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Archaeology Magazine ^ | Christmas, Thursday, December 25, 2014 | editor
    Niannian Fan, a river sciences researcher at Tsinghua University in Chengdu, China, presented new thoughts on the disappearance of the Sanxingdui culture from a walled city on the banks of China's Minjiang River some 3,000 years ago, at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union. "The current explanations for why it disappeared are war and flood, but both are not very convincing," Fan told Live Science. In the 1980s, scientists found two pits of broken Bronze Age jades, elephant tusks, and bronze sculptures. Similar artifacts have been found nearby at another ancient city known as Jinsha. Did the people...
  • U.S.-China Relations under Barack Obama and Xi Jinping (Tsinghua U. hosts Pro-Obama Seminar)

    06/24/2013 1:25:37 AM PDT · by TexGrill
    Tsinghua University ^ | 11/29/2012 | Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy
    The reelection of President Barack Obama and the convening of China’s 18th National Congress marks a new era for U.S.-China relations. On November 29, the Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy hosted Jeffrey Bader for a public forum to discuss these and related issues facing the Obama and Xi administrations. Bader is the John C. Whitehead senior fellow in international diplomacy at the Brookings Institution. He served as senior director for East Asian affairs on the National Security Council during President Obama’s first term, and is the author of Obama and China’s Rise: An Insider’s Account of America’s Asian Strategy. In...