Nestorians and Manichaeans on the South China Coast in the time of Marco Polo
A talk by SAM LIEU (Macquarie University)
This lecture was held on April 22, 2010 at the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies
This lecture is based on material finds of Christian (both Nestorian and Catholic) and Manichaean remains found at the port-city of Quanzhou which was famous under the name of Zayton in the time of Marco Polo as a great centre of foreign residents on the South China Coast.
Samuel N.C. Lieu is Professor of Ancient History at Macquarie University and has been one of the directors of the UNESCO-sponsored Corpus Fontium Manichaeorum project. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and current president of the International Association of Manichaean Studies. He has published extensively on the history of Manichaeism and on the religious and military history of the Late Antiquity.
To listen to the podcast of this lecture, click HERE