Uncovering a 5,000-Year-Old Settlement in Yangguanzhai with Archaeologist Dr. Ye Wa 叶娃 [in Mandarin] (Event #7)
Join us for a special chat with Dr. Ye Wa, Professor of Archaeology at UCLA, to discover one of China’s earliest settlements. Dr. Ye Wa takes us to examine discoveries made at Yangguanzhai, listed as a “Top Ten New Archaeological Discoveries in China in 2017” to uncover one of China’s largest Neolithic villages (5000-3000 BC), located on the outskirts of Xi’an.
Dr. Ye Wa
Dr. Ye Wa serves as a professor of archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She also is a commissioner at the Getty Museum and a distinguished researcher at Shaanxi Institute of Archaeology. Upon graduation from China’s Northwest University with a bachelor’s degree in archaeology, Dr. Ye Wa began her specialization in Neolithic Period and Tang Dynasty mortuary practices. She holds a master’s degree in anthropology from Oregon University and a doctorate degree in archaeology from UCLA. She leads WildChina travelers around major archaeological sites around the Middle Kingdom, such as the Silk Road posts of Xi’an and Lanzhou.
- 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.