A new agreement between anthropology and archaeology programs at Washington University in St. Louis and Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, will expand student and faculty exchanges and increase collaboration in field and laboratory research.
“The archaeological program at Sichuan is among the very best in China. They are developing innovative projects coupled with cutting-edge research methods to do remarkable research that has global relevance,” said T.R. Kidder, the Edward S. and Tedi Macias Professor and chair of anthropology in Arts & Sciences. “Our faculty and graduate students will benefit greatly from the opportunities provided by this arrangement, and I look forward to deepening our collaborations across southwest China.”
According to Xiny Liu, assistant professor of anthropology at Washington University, faculty and students from both universities already are working together to explore key questions about ancient subsistence, economy and other social processes in the hilly regions of southwest China.