Anthony Barbieri-Low F'19

Anthony  Barbieri-Low
Professor
History
University of California, Santa Barbara

ACLS Fellowship Program 2019
Professor
History
University of California, Santa Barbara
The Black Land and the Middle Kingdom: Comparative Perspectives on Ancient Egypt and Early China

This book project is an interdisciplinary, comparative study of New Kingdom Egypt and early imperial China, examining issues of politics, administration, law, empire, religion, and art during the early imperial phase of the two civilizations. While many recently-published comparative volumes have focused on China and Rome, or China and Greece, very few have ventured to compare China and Egypt, an intriguing and instructive dyad for comparison. This study employs a combination of textual, art historical, and archaeological analyses to illuminate each civilization more clearly, revealing shared structural traits as well as distinctive features.