The Vanished Kingdom of Guge with Archaeologist Zhang Jianlin 张建林 [in Mandarin] (Event #26)
Mei Zhang talks to renowned archaeologist Zhang Jianlin, author of The Land of Secrets – In Search of the Vanished Guge Civilization and a distinguished Professor at Northwest University in Xi’an. He shares his archaeological discoveries at Guge with us to help us explore this mysterious 700-year-old Tibetan kingdom through its legends, relics and ruins.
Zhang Jianlin graduated from Northwest University in Xi’an in 1982 with a degree in archeology. He has engaged in Tibetan archaeology and Sui and Tang archaeology for more than 30 years. He has worked on Tibetan cultural relics in Shaanxi Province and has presided over many archeological investigations, including excavations of the former kingdom of Guge, the Torin Monastery, the Sakya Monastery in Tibet, and Tangling archaeological sites in Shaanxi.
- 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.