ASU scientists take part in international conference in China

6 November 2019 Department of Regional Studies of Russia, National and Religious Relations
At the end of October, the X International Scientific Conference "Ancient Cultures of Mongolia, Baikalian Siberia and Northern China" was held in Beijing, China.

The event was organized by leading scientific and educational institutions of Russia, China and Mongolia that study history of the peoples of Siberia and Central Asia: People’s University of China, Jilin University, Inner Mongolia Institute of Archaeology and Inner Mongolia Museum. The conference brought together more than 100 participants from Russia, Mongolia, Japan, China, and the USA.

Altai State University was represented by the delegation of archaeologists including Doctor of History, Professor, Head of the Department of Regional Studies of Russia, National and Religious Relations P.K. Dashkovsky; Doctor of History, Professor, Head of the Department of Archeology, Ethnography and Museology A.A. Tishkin; Candidate of History D.V. Papin; Candidate of History N.N. Seregin; Candidate of History T.V. Parshikova.

P.K. Dashkovsky shared his impressions of the trip:

“Within the framework of the conference, we managed to discuss a wide range of scientific issues related to the study of ethnocultural processes in the Central Asian region in various historical periods. Serious attention was paid to the results and prospects of using natural science methods in archaeological research. A significant part of the reports concerned the history of nomadic empires, which left a large footprint on the history of Siberia, China and Mongolia taken together. My report was devoted to the finds of Chinese lacquerware in Chineta II burial ground, which belongs to the second half of the 4th – 3rd centuries BC. In addition, we touched upon the prospects for scientific and educational cooperation with Chinese colleagues. At the end of the forum, a rich cultural program was organized for the participants, which included a visit to the National Museum of China, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and, of course, the Great Wall of China. Visiting the historical monuments of China made it possible to gain a better insight to the cultural and historical heritage of one of the greatest civilizations. This gets even more interesting, as we know that the peoples of China and Siberia had an active interaction in the ancient times. At the present stage, there is also comprehensive cooperation between Russia and China, including in the field of science, education and culture.”

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