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Guest Editor's Preface

Guest Editor's Preface © Brill, Leiden 2006 JEAA 5, 1–4 GUEST EDITOR’S PREFACE BY JAY XU The present volume of the Journal of East Asian Archaeolog y includes a special section on the art and archaeology of the Sichuan Basin, par- ticularly of the Chengdu Plain in the western part of the basin. The eight papers that comprise it span three millennia from the late Neo- lithic period (third millennium BC) through the Eastern Han period (AD 25–220). They introduce recent results of field archaeology or new interpretations of debated issues. In assembling this collection of papers, we follow a long-standing scholarly tradition of inquiry into a border region with a complex his- tory of interaction between Chinese culture and the cultures of other ethnic groups. As early as 1922, an English-language journal focusing on Sichuan and surrounding regions—the Journal of the West China Border Research Society —began to publish, the society being an international and multidisciplinary association headquartered in the West China Union University Museum of Art, Archaeology and Ethnology in Chengdu 成都 , the capital of Sichuan province. In print until 1946, the journal was largely devoted to ethnographic and environmental studies, but also published field reports and research http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of East Asian Archaeology Brill

Guest Editor's Preface

Journal of East Asian Archaeology , Volume 5 (1): 101 – Jan 1, 2003

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Publisher
Brill
Copyright
© 2003 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1387-6813
eISSN
1568-5233
DOI
10.1163/156852303776172944
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Abstract

© Brill, Leiden 2006 JEAA 5, 1–4 GUEST EDITOR’S PREFACE BY JAY XU The present volume of the Journal of East Asian Archaeolog y includes a special section on the art and archaeology of the Sichuan Basin, par- ticularly of the Chengdu Plain in the western part of the basin. The eight papers that comprise it span three millennia from the late Neo- lithic period (third millennium BC) through the Eastern Han period (AD 25–220). They introduce recent results of field archaeology or new interpretations of debated issues. In assembling this collection of papers, we follow a long-standing scholarly tradition of inquiry into a border region with a complex his- tory of interaction between Chinese culture and the cultures of other ethnic groups. As early as 1922, an English-language journal focusing on Sichuan and surrounding regions—the Journal of the West China Border Research Society —began to publish, the society being an international and multidisciplinary association headquartered in the West China Union University Museum of Art, Archaeology and Ethnology in Chengdu 成都 , the capital of Sichuan province. In print until 1946, the journal was largely devoted to ethnographic and environmental studies, but also published field reports and research

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Journal of East Asian ArchaeologyBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2003

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