The Early Medieval China Group was formed to promote and further the study and understanding of the Early Medieval period in East Asia.  The group provides a channel of communication between all those interested in early medieval China and facilitates the exchange of ideas and promotion of scholarly cooperation in this field.


Furthermore, the group supports the commission, editing, and printing of publications in the pursuit of our scholarly, educational, and scientific goals.


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Latest News and Updates

Tang Dynasty mural tomb of Guo Xing (or Hang) 郭行, governor 刺史 of Hengzhou 恒州

In 2019 in Taiyuan, archaeologists discovered the Tang Dynasty mural tomb of Guo Xing (or Hang 郭行) who was the governor 刺史 of Hengzhou 恒州. The tomb contains pottery, wooden figurines, a tomb inscription, and many well-preserved murals. It contains a number of "Old man under a tree" images, a number of which are filial piety stories, such as that of Zengzi 曾子, Meng Zong 孟宗, and Wang Pou 王裒.  It is the largest Tang Dynasty mural tomb ever found in Taiyuan.


2023 EMCG Conference Program Now Online

The Program for the Sixth Conference of the Early Medieval China Group (EMCG) is now online. The meeting will be held in the Boston Commons room of the Sheraton Boston on Thursday, March 16, 9:30-5:30. Please see the conference program page for more details.