Until recently, we didn't have it quite right when it came to understanding the religious practices of China in 200 B.C. But Dr. Donald Harper, a professor at the University of Chicago, is here to set the record straight during today's installment of the Distinguished Lecture Series "Everyday Religion in Early China in the Third Century B.C." Manuscripts and artifacts discovered over the last 50 years have revealed new information regarding Chinese beliefs about magical talismans, exorcism, resurrection and demonology during the Imperial era. 6:30 p.m. Houston Museum of Natural Science, One Hermann Circle Drive. For information, call 713-639-4629 or visit www.hmns.org. $17.
Tue., Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m., 2009