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Name of Lecture: Outstanding Technology and Art: Bronze Technology and Art of China's Ancient Times
Speaker: Su Rongyu (Institute for the History of Natural Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences) (IHNS, CASS)
Venue: Beijing
Date: November 4, 2006
Category: natural science
Length: 130 minutes
Brief Introduction
of the Speaker:
Su Rongyu is director and professor of Research Center of Traditional Technics and Cultural Relic Scientific Technology, CAS; researcher, IHNS, CAS. He was born in Shanyang, Shanxi Province in 1962. He entered Xi'an Jiaotong University, studied mechanical engineering in 1979; he entered China Science and Technology University as a postgraduate in 1983, and he majored in Natural Science History; once he was advanced visiting scholar and professor in the Technical University of Berlin, visiting professor in American Smithson Academic Society Forbes and German Tuebingen University successively; and he was once appointed executive director and general secretary of China Institute for History of Science and Technology. Now he holds a concurrent post member, China Academic Committee of Archaeology Center, Peking University and vice-president, Science Association for Dongcheng District of Beijing.
Key Words: bronzeware;;;technology;;art
Organizer: Rare Books & Special Collections Department 
Abstract:
The bronzeware characteristic in China's Pre-Qin Dynasty: ritual system, making merry, going on an expedition, the function, the craft is the casting, the material has the high tin plus high lead, the engraved inscription can be divided by founding and casting plus carving, the decoration has the casting, enchasing, filing, silvering, binding, carving and drawing, the methods have the casting, block sample and mud mold.
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