I've been fortunate to have made several study tours of China with Robert L. Thorp and Archaeological Tours. Bob's enthusiasm, scholarship, and generosity have been formative in my appreciation of Chinese culture and art. That kind of debt can only be repaid by passing it on, as I have tried to do on this website. Although I have made free use of his informal, on-site lecture notes and briefing materials, it goes without saying that Bob is not responsible for any errors that may crop up, from time to time, on these pages.