Visiting Professor: Lisa C. Niziolek on China's Terracotta Warriors

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room

Event Details

After uniting a country and constructing the first Great Wall, the first emperor of China was laid to rest in a massive burial complex. Guarding it was a terracotta army intended to protect him in the afterlife. More than 2,000 years later, some of Qin Shihuangdi’s eternal warriors are making the journey to Chicago’s Field Museum as part of an exhibition titled “China’s First Emperor and His Terracotta Warriors.” Opening March 4, the show features more than 170 objects, including stunning bronze artifacts, weaponry, and ten of the famed terracotta figures. In this slide presentation, Dr. Lisa Niziolek, postdoctoral researcher in East Asian anthropology at the Field, will highlight some of the artifacts featured in the show and provide a brief introduction to the first emperor and the Qin Dynasty. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library.

Event Type(s): Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adult