02 Feb 2023
Time:2:30pm - 4:15pm
Swire Hall 2, Fung King Hei Building, CUHK
Prof. Yi Samuel Chen
Associate Professor, School of Humanities &
Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong
The Lecture will be conducted in English.
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Divinity School of Chung Chi College & Centre for Christian Studies, CUHK
Centre for Comparative and Public History, Department of History, CUHK
This lecture explores the political, economic, demographic, and ideological links between the Neo-Assyrian state’s territorial expansion on its frontiers on the one hand and its capital building in its heartland on the other. The lecture will be divided into two parts. The first part will be devoted to exploring the economic model, military strategies, urban and regional governance, deportation and resettlement, and communication and surveillance involved in the imperial expansion of the Neo-Assyrian state. The second part of the lecture will focus on the (re)building of imperial capitals, discussing issues related to the location, urban form, labour management, political and religious motivations and objectives involved in these national building projects.