Reading the Land, Writing Life: A Record of Li Boqian, A Pioneering Scientist of the 20th Century

By Zhao Fuhai

Cloth • 320 pp • 156 × 234 mm • English
US$29.95 • C$39.95
ISBN: 9781487809263

Li Boqian is a Professor and Doctoral Supervisor at Peking University. Professor Li has been engaging in archaeological research for over fifty years.He has served as Dean of the School of Archaeology and Museology, Peking University, Director of the Center for the Study of Chinese Archaeology, Peking University, Standing Director of the Institute of Archaeology, CASS, and Chief Scientist of the “Xia-Shang-Zhou Chronology Project.” He presently serves as Director of the Aurora Ancient Civilization Research Center, Peking University.

This book introduces the cultural factor analysis method, the “theocracy and kingship” models evolved in ancient Chinese civilization, 10 standards for civilization formation, and the theory of enlightenment from ancient Chinese civilization history for the present, as proposed by Professor Li. His passion for archaeology, personal charm, admiration for teachers, friendships with classmates and care for students is all presented here. Illustrated with over one hundred photos depicting the long, distinguished archaeological career of Professor Li throughout China.

About the Author
Zhao Fuhai has been engaging in the study of central plains culture for many years. For more than 30 years, Mr. Zhao had studied both history and the present from a historical perspective, and finished 22 works, including “Spiritual Cultivation and Reconstruction of Chinese Civilization – Eight Ancient Capitals in Zhengzhou.” Mr. Zhao presently serves as a member of China Writers Association, Vice Chairman of Zhengzhou Writers Association, and a special researcher of Zhengzhou Institute of Cultural Heritage and Archaeology.