Symposium 6

Agricultural Diffusion Around the World

Siming Wang | Professor and Dean of the Institution of Chinese Agricultural Civilization, Nanjing Agricultural University – Director of the Institute of Agricultural Heritage, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Frederic Davis | Professor and Chairman of the Department of History, Purdue University, United States of America


Chair: Siming Wang

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Morning Session | 09:00-11:00
Venue: NHRF Auditorium

Wang Jianan and Wang Hui | Fishing Gear, Fishing Boat, and Marine Culture: the evolution of sea farming technology

Yu Dong | The slow adoption of wheat agriculture in the late Neolithic and Bronze Age China

Chen Zhi-Guo | Exploitation, Protection, Development, and Utilization of Litchi Resources in Zengcheng from the Perspective of Agricultural Cultural Heritage

Han Ning-yu, Zhang Zhe and Siming Wang | Art wake up native land: the wisdom road that inherits the spirit of agricultural culture

Noon Session | 11:30-13:30
Venue: NHRF Auditorium

Siming Wang | China’s Four Great Inventions in Agriculture: The influence of Chinese Traditional Farming upon the Development of the World

Wei Luling | The Distribution, Knowledge, and Usage of Giant Silkworms in South China

Wenliang Hu | Introduction, Diffusion and Its Driving Factors of Jackfruits Production in China

Xin-Sheng Li | The Introduction and Spread of the Pumpkin in China

Afternoon Session | 15:30-17:30
Venue: NHRF Auditorium

Yongsheng Tong | On the Structure of Animal community and Ecological Environment in Inner Mongolia petroglyph: the case of comparison between Yinshan and Ulanqab petroglyph

Ni Genjin | On the Research and Spreading of Cassava in South China During the Anti-Japanese War

Liu Xinqiu | The Origin of Tea and Diffusion of Tea Drinking Culture in the World

Siming Wang and Xinsheng Li | Sources and Dissemination of information about Chinese Deforestation in the American President’s Annual Message to Congress in 1908

About the Symposium

Agriculture was the first important breakthrough in science and technology during the evolution of ancient civilization. As a matter of fact, all the ancient civilizations had been based upon the agricultural systems. However, these farming activities had not appeared until ten thousand years ago. Most of crop growing and animal breeding were results of diffusion of these technologies. To deal with the process of these diffusions and the interrelation of different agricultural systems is an important way to enhance our recognition of the traditional civilizations and the basic structure of the world from the very beginning.