Welcome and Introduction

Andrew L. Waterhouse, Symposium Organizer, Professor of Viticulture and Enology, and Faculty Director for the Confucius Institute at UC Davis

Ralph J. Hexter, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor and Distinguished Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature, UC Davis

Morning Session: Historical Issues

Chair: Andrew L. Waterhouse

Uncorking the Past: The Quest for China's Ancient Fermented Beverages
Patrick E. McGovern, Biomolecular Archaeology Project at the University of Pennsylvania Museum in Philadelphia, PA and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology and Consulting Scholar in the Near East Section, University of Pennsylvania

The Historical Development of Chinese Liquor Development
Hua Li, Professor and Honorary Dean, Northwest A&F University, China

'Bring the Wine!': Jiu Culture and Classical Chinese Poetry
Michelle Yeh, Professor and Department Chair of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and Director of the Confucius Institute at UC Davis

Jiu Is a Many-Splendored Thing: The Poetics of Wine-Drinking in Traditional Chinese Culture
Daan Pan, Professor of English, California State Polytechnic University Pomona

Wine Road before the Silk Road - Hypotheses of the Origins of Chinese and Eurasian Drinking Culture
Peter Kupfer, Professor, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany

Afternoon Session: Current Issues

History and technology of Traditional Chinese alcoholic beverage: baijiu and huangjiu
Xu Yan, Professor and Vice President, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China, and vice chairman of China Alcoholic Drinks Association

Beer Brewing in China - A Miracle of the Century
Xiang Yin, Group Director of Brewing Raw Materials for SABMiller

Grape Wine Today in China
Jiang Lu, Ph.D., Professor, Viticulture and Enology Program, College of Food Sciences and Nutritional Engineering, China Agricultural University, Beijing, P.R. China

Consumption of Jiu and Attitudes of Alcohol Consumption in Modern China
Cecilia Chiang, formerly of "The Mandarin" Restaurant, San Francisco, CA

Speaker Panel

Moderated by Darrell Corti, Corti Brothers, Grocers and Wine Merchants in Sacramento