Date & Time 
Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 5:45pm to 8:00pm
Event Location 
Valley Center for the Performing Arts, Holy Names University 3500 Mountain Blvd. Oakland, CA 94619
Event Description 

An Illustrated talk by Dr. Michael Knight Senior Curator of Chinese Art, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Free Admission China's Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor"s Legacy

"The first Emperor of China, Qin Shihuang (259-210 BCE), conquered much in this life, but his driving purpose was even greater.  He sought to conquer death.  In order to achieve immortality, he built himself a tomb,-a vast underground city guarded by a life-size terracotta army including warriors, infantrymen, horses, chariots and all their attendant armor and weaponry.  First unearthed in 1974, the underground burial complex of the First Emperor is a revelation for the ages, an astonishing discovery on par with Egypt's mummies and elaborate tombs.  Contemporary observers continue to be enthralled by his legacy, and it is through this ongoing interest that the First Emperor did indeed achieve immortality." (Asian Art Museum)

Terracotta Warriors will be on exhibit at the Asian Art Museum through May 27, 2013.  Join us at Holy Names for a preview!

FREE and open to the public.  Patrick L. Hatcher, Ph.D, will moderate.

For directions to Valley Center for the Performing Arts, visit

For additional information, contact Professor Chiho Sawada at

Cosponsored by Asia Society Northern California, Bay Area Asia-Pacific Studies Initiative & Consortium (BAASIC), HNU Integrative Studies Across Cultures Program, Japan Policy Research Institute, Mills College Asian Studies Program and History Department, Saint Mary's College of California History Department and International Area Studies Program.

Event Contact 

Lorinda Cunha


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