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Tusks! Gold! Sacrifice! Unmasking the Lost Kingdom of Jinsha with Archaeologist Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang at Bowers Museum on February 21

Agnes Hsu-Tang

Agnes Hsu-Tang

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE: Tusks! Gold! Sacrifice! Unmasking the Lost Kingdom of Jinsha
On Saturday, February 21, 2015, join archaeologist Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang on a virtual expedition to a 3500 year-old lost kingdom in southwestern China in the Kershaw Auditorium of the Bowers Museum. The audience will experience the discovery of Jinsha through a presentation of excavation photos, research notes, and behind-the-scenes clips from the 2012 filming of “The Lost City of Jinsha.”

Time: 1:30 pm until 2:30 pm
Fee: Members $7 | General $10 or $5 with paid admission
Tickets: Online here, onsite, Reservation Line 714.567.3677, or email programs@bowers.org with questions. Click here for more information.
Tickets are non-refundable. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs

Since 2006, Dr. Hsu-Tang has served on UNESCO’s scientific committees, led an expedition to Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, and authored a white paper on the multi-national nominations of the Incan Road and the Continental Silk Road, which became UNESCO World Heritage Sites in June 2014. She also advised the United States Cultural Property Advisory Committee on the current US-China bilateral agreement to reduce the illicit trafficking of cultural objects.

Dr. Hsu-Tang was trained at Cambridge, University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford, and served on the faculty at Brown University. Her research and publications focus on ancient maps. Since 2008, Agnes has worked with TV networks to develop documentaries on Chinese archaeology, history, and art. She is the bi-lingual host and narrator of the 2013 award-winning documentary “The Lost City of Jinsha” on History Channel Asia and a new series on contemporary Chinese art and society “Chineseness” on Discovery Channel that premiered during the 2014 Art Basel Hong Kong. Agnes is currently completing the “Mysteries of China” archaeology series, for which she led the first foreign production team to enter and film the controversial tomb of Cao Cao. Her pervious credits include “The Giant Buddha at Leshan” (2009) and “Xi’an: China’s Forgotten City” (2010) on Discovery, “China’s Terracotta Warriors” on PBS (2011), and History Channel’s “Mankind: The Story of All of Us” series (2012).

Agnes lives in New York City and is a trustee of the New York Historical Society, the Metropolitan Opera, and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

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cropped-lia-chang_photo-by-carlos-flores-3.jpgLia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia starred as Carole Barbara in Lorey Hayes’ Power Play at the 2013 National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, N.C., with Pauletta Pearson Washington, Roscoe Orman, and made her jazz vocalist debut in Rome Neal’s Banana Puddin’ Jazz “LADY” at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York. She is profiled in Jade Magazine.

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