China and the ancient Mediterranean world [ 2010 - 2012 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Prof SN Lieu; Dr GB Mikkelsen; Dr LD Eccles; Dr JB Markley; Prof N Sims-Williams; A/Prof GB Greatrex; Prof TS Loden

Brief description The project which is part of a large international project aims to investigate the evidence for cultural contact between Rome and China and draws on material which has not been properly studied. Some of this material is of great artistic value (esp. Manichaean illuminated manuscripts) and has already attracted the attention of national media (newspapers, radio and TV). The project will also help strengthen research ties between the Social Science Academy of China and the Australian Academy of the Humanities. It will also heighten academic interest among ethnic groups: Chinese, Assyrian, Turkish and Iranian in cross-cultural contacts.

Funding Amount $216,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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