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The warrior emperor and China's Terracotta Army.

Director's Signature Series

All lectures begin at 7 pm and take place in the ROM's Samuel Hall * Currelly Gallery. Tiered ticket price per lecture: $49, $39, $25.

Tickets available at terracottaarmy.

Tuesday, May 18, 7 pm

Motel to Mogul: Isadore Sharp

How do you build an empire? Does destiny play a role, or is it all hard work and dedication? Isadore Sharp will ponder these and other questions of leadership and accomplishment. Isadore Sharp is the founder, chairman and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

Tuesday, June 15, 7 pm

On Being a Celebrity in China:

Mark Rowswell

Known as Dashan ("Big Mountain"), Mark Rowswell is probably the most famous Western performer and on-air personality in China. He studied Chinese at the University of Toronto and Beijing University.

A member of the Order of Canada, Mark Rowswell is Canada's Commissioner General for Expo 2010 in Shanghai.

Date and venue to be confirmed

An Evening with Deepak Chopra

World-renowned teacher, author, and philosopher Deepak Chopra presents his latest concepts in the field of mind-body medicine. He will show you how your highest vision of yourself can be turned into physical reality.

Deepak Chopra is a physician and author of more than 56 books. Time magazine heralds him as one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century, "the poet-prophet of alternative medicine."

Thursday, October 14, 7 pm

The Man Who Loved China

Journalist Simon Winchester tells the story of eccentric English chemist Joseph Needham and how he fuelled a profound change in the way the world viewed China with the publication of a vast book on Chinese science.

Simon Winchester is a journalist, broadcaster, and bestselling author of 20 books. His next, Atlantic: A Biography of the Ocean, will be published in October 2010.

Terracotta Warrior Lecture Series

All lectures begin at 7 pm in the ROM's Signy and Cleophee Eaton Theatre.

Price per lecture: $28, ROM Members and students $25. Choose any 4 lectures for $84, ROM Members and students $75. All 14 lectures: $252, ROM Members and students $225.

Thursday, June 24

Building Up and Digging Down

Dr. Chen Shen is the ROM's Bishop White Chair of East Asian Archaeology and curator of the exhibition The Warrior Emperor and China's Terracotta Army.

Tuesday, July 6

Law and War in the Making of the Chinese Empire

Robin D. S. Yates, McGill University's James McGill Professor of History and East Asian Studies, is a specialist in Chinese history, concentrating on early China.

Tuesday, September 21

Newest Sources of Early Chinese History: Inscribed Bronze Vessels Recently Discovered

Edward L. Shaughnessy is the Lorraine J. and Herrlee G. Creel Distinguished Service Professor of Early China at the University of Chicago.

Friday, September 24

Before the Empire: New Light from Early Qin Archaeology

Li Feng is associate professor of Early Chinese History and Archaeology at Columbia University, and an expert in ancient Chinese bronzes and bronze inscriptions.

Tuesday, September 28

Art, War and the Afterlife: What Survives the Great Cataclysms and Why?

Winner of British Columbia's Lieutenant-Governor's Award for Literary Excellence in 2008, Gary Geddes is the author and editor of more than 40 books.

Tuesday, October 19

State Power and Sovereignty: The Success of the First Emperor

Dr. Roberto Ciarla is a specialist in Far Eastern pre- and proto-historic archaeology, and is curator of the Far East section at the National Museum of Oriental Art in Rome.

Thursday, October 21

Visualizing the Underground World as Conceived by the First Emperor

Dr. Duan Qingbo is a research fellow at the Shaanxi Institute of Archaeology and leader of the archaeology team in the Qin Emperor's Mausoleum.

Note: This lecture is in Mandarin with English translation.

Thursday, October 28

New Light on Xanadu

John Man is a British historian with a special interest in Mongolia and north China, where he has travelled extensively. His latest book is Xanadu: Marco Polo and Europe's Discovery of the East.

Thursday, November 4

The Garden of Curious Things: Science and Technology in China at the Time of the Terracotta Warriors

Professor Rick Guisso has taught the history of pre-modern China at the University of China for more than 30 years.

Thursday, November 11

Use and Abuse: The Qin Dynasty in Later Histories

Professor Michael Nylan is the author of seven books about Confucian Classics and the archaeology and history of the classical era; currently he is working on a book about the politics of pleasure theory in early China.

Wednesday, November 17

China's Ancient Green Revolution

Gary Crawford, a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and member of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto Mississauga, is an archaeologist specializing in environmental issues and the origins of agriculture.

Thursday, November 25

From Terracotta Army to Jade Suits: A Golden Age in Chinese History

Carol Michaelson is a curator of Chinese art at the British Museum. She is also helping to curate an exhibition on Qin and Han material at the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm.

Thursday, December 2

Battle for an Empire

Dr. Graham Sanders is an associate professor in the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto. His most recent book examines how poetry was used as a persuasive form of discourse.

Thursday, December 9

Writing Fiction About China as a Foreigner

David Rotenberg is the artistic director of The Professional Actors Lab, and has published five Zhong Fong Mystery novels, as well as a three-volume work of historical fiction.
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