2018 Spring Lecture Series: Ancient Chinese Coinage and the Silk Road

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Date and Time
Date: 23 March 2018 – 18 May 2018 (every Friday) (No lesson on 30 March and 6 April)
Time: 7:00PM – 8:30PM (7 lectures in total)

This series of talks aims at introducing the history of Chinese coinage as well as the trade development of the countries along the ancient Silk Road. The lecturer will also display a number of artifacts to enhance students’ understanding of the topic. This lecture series is free of charge. Anyone interested in this topic is welcome to join.

Date  Topic 
23 March 1. The Origin of Chinese Coins: From Shang to Pre Qin
13 April 2. The Coinage of Qin-Han and Inner Asia Countries
20 April 3. The Economy of Northern and Southern dynasties
25 April (Wed) 4. The Monetary Reform during Sui-Tang and the Silk Road Trade
4 May 5. Song Dynasty and the Maritime Silk Road
11 May 6. The Coinage in Mongolian Empire and Yuan Dynasty
18 May 7. The Economic History of China during Ming and Qing dynasties

Mr. Francis Li
Fellow, Royal Asiatic Society of Britain & Ireland
Academic Director of Savantas Liberal Arts Academy
B.A. (Hons.) in Philosophy, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Flats A-B, 11/F, China Overseas Building, 139 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

General Public

Medium of Instruction


Please submit your registration here. Seats are limited on a first-come-first-served basis.

SLAA reserves the right to change or modify the content of this course outline.

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