National Lecture Program

AIA Lecturer: Guolong Lai

Affiliation: University of Florida

Guolong Lai, Assistant Professor of Art History and Asian Studies at the University of Florida, earned his MA in Archaeology and Paleography at Beijing University, and PhD in Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has worked at the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles, received a Pre-doctoral Fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC and a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University before coming to UF. His recent publications include “”The Diagram of the Mourning System from Mawangdui,”” Early China 28 (2003), pp. 43-99, and “”Valuing the Past in China: The Seminal Influence of Liang Sicheng on Heritage Conservation”” (co-authored with Martha Demas and Neville Agnew of the Getty Conservation Institute), Orientations 35.2 (March 2004), pp. 82-89.

His teaching and research interests include Chinese art and archaeology, the archaeology of writing, early Chinese calligraphy, and Asian monuments and historic preservation. Currently he is working on a book-length study of early Chinese religion based primarily on recently excavated bamboo and silk manuscripts, funerary arts and artifacts dating to the Warring States, Qin, and Han periods (from the fifth century BCE to the third century CE).”

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