In Search of the Yuezhi People with Archaeologist Wang Jianxin 王建新 [in Mandarin] (Event #10)
The Yuezhi people of Gansu were once nomadic pastoralists who lived in the western grasslands of modern-day Gansu. Join us as we chat with Professor Wang Jianxin of China’s Northwest University to understand this 2,000-year-old civilization through archaeological finds.
Professor Wang Jianxin graduated from Northwest University in Xi’an with a degree in archaeology from the Department of History and is currently a professor and doctoral supervisor at the School of Cultural Heritage there. He is a part-time professor at the Centre for Chinese Archaeological Research at Peking University. He is also a member of the Council of the Chinese Archaeological Society and a visiting researcher at the Centre for the Study of Ancient Civilizations at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
- Mei ZhangFounder and CEO of WildChina
Mei Zhang is the founder and CEO of WildChina. Under her leadership, WildChina flourished from a small Hutong operation into an award-winning business. Mei’s own expertise has led her to win a number of personal awards, including Travel and Leisure’s A-List of Top Travel Advisors, Condé Nast Traveler’s Top Travel Specialist, and Wendy Perrin’s #WOW List of Travel Experts. Mei is an Aspen Institute China Fellow and currently serves as a member of Harvard Business School’s Alumni Board.