The ERC project Regionalizing Infrastructures in Chinese History (RegInfra) organized its second reading group titled “Archaeology and history”, with participants from The Lives and Afterlives of Imperial Material Infrastructure in Southeastern China project (International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam), and The Structure and Impact of Trans-Pacific Trade, 16th to 18th Centuries: The Manila Galleon Trade Beyond Silver and Silks project (KU Leuven). The participants discussed the roles of history and antiquarianism in Chinese archaeological theory and practice. The title and reading material were suggested by Iva Stojević, PhD, and the meeting was moderated by Sunkyu Lee, PhD. The reading included two papers, and one optional book chapter:

· Lothar von Falkenhausen, “Antiquarianism in China and Europe: Reflections on Momigliano,” in Cross-Cultural Studies: China and the World. A Festschrift in Honor of Professor Zhang Longxi, ed. Suoqiao Qian, vol. 6 (Leiden: Brill, 2015), 127–51

· K.C. Chang, “Archaeology and Chinese Historiography,” World Archaeology, Regional Traditions of Archaeological Research, 13, no. 2 (1981): 156–69.

· Ji Li, “The Evolution of the We-Group: Its Size as Measured by the City Points,” in The Formation of the Chinese People. An Anthropological Inquiry(Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1928)56–123;