TerracottaV2-700x450Terracotta warriors have arrived in Richmond! “Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China” is now underway at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is well worth a visit. In addition to the lifesized warrior sculptures, this special exhibit includes many other artifacts from the tomb complex of Qin Shi Huang and from other ancient Chinese burial contexts.

Our next AIA Richmond Society lecture will explore the legacy of this first terracotta army in the long tradition of clay armies that followed during the Han dynasty and will consider what these model armies reveal about warfare and politics in ancient China. On Thursday, February 1, 2018, Dr. Allison Miller (Southwestern University) will present “Terracotta Warriors after the First Emperor: Re-evaluating the Qin Legacy in the Han.”

The lecture will be free and open to the public and will begin at 6 pm in Jepson Hall, room 118, on the campus of the University of Richmond. For directions and parking information, click here. Jepson Hall is #17 on the campus map. Visitor parking is available after 5 pm in all lots. For Google Map or GPS directions, use 37.578540, -77.537278.