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To The Spirits Above and the People Below: The First Emperor's Mountain Inscriptions

Dr. Martin Kern discusses the inscribed stone steles set on mountain peaks by the First Emperor.

October 5, 2008 1:30pm to 12:00am

Dr. Martin Kern, Princeton, discusses the inscribed stone steles set on mountain peaks by the First Emperor who embarked on a series of ritual processions that led him to these peaks in his newly subjugated lands. Announcing the imperial unification to both the cosmic spirits and the people of the former eastern states, the steles are couched in a classical idiom that was at once political and religious, ritually completing the military conquest.

This program is graciously sponsored in conjunction with the exhibition, Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China's First Emperor, in memory of Harry Rooney.

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