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Lecture

Globalised Consumption: Redressing Chinese Materials in Steppe Societies

  • Bryan K. Miller (University of Oxford
Date
Thursday 2 February 2017
Time
Location
Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room
E.001

Abstract

This paper argues that the ‘entangled’ patterns through which local cultures consume globalized foreign elements – objects, materials, and styles – indicate not a reflexive receipt of ‘objects of change’ but an active exploitation of exotic elements and the intensifying ‘global-scale’ networks through which they flow. In the case of Chinese elements in Xiongnu steppe society, foreign materials may thus represent not a global force of local change but rather a global source for local change.

This lecture is part of the Archaeological Forum lecture series.

After the lecture there will be drinks!

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