Publications

 

MONOGRAPHS

2017                                          Graves as Composite Objects -- The Burial Record of Prehistoric Liangshan, Southwest China.                                                                         Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

2014                                           The Crescent-Shaped Cultural-Communication Belt -- Reconsidering Tong Enzheng's Model. BAR                                                                    International Series 2679. Cambridge: Archaeopress (edited volume) (abstract, table of contents).

 

PUBLISHED PAPERS

In Press

"Landscapes of Prehistoric Northwest Sichuan: From Early Agriculture to Pastoralist Lifestyles" (with Jade d'Alpoim Guedes). Journal of Field Archaeology.

2017

"Shiqian shiqi Sichuan Liangshan diqu de wenhua dili yu quyu jiaoliu" 史前时期四川凉山地区的文化地理与区域交流. Nanfang minzu kaogu 南方民族考古 12:27-33.

2017

"'Book Review of The Ancient Highlands of Southwest China: From the Bronze Age to the Han Empire by Alice Yao. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. 288 pp” (book review). Cambridge Archaeological Journal (published online).

2017

"Early Cultural Developments of the Eastern Rim of the Tibetan Plateau: Establishing a New Chronological Scheme for the Liangshan Region." Asian Perspectives 56.1: 2-54 download pdf ACP PDF 2 file document.

2016

"Book Review of Excavating the Afterlife: The Archaeology of Early Chinese Religion, by Lai Guolong" (book review). Journal of Chinese Religions 44.2:183-188. download pdf ACP PDF 2 file document

2016

"Book Review of Ancient Central China: Centers and Peripheries along the Yangzi River, by Rowan K. Flad and Pochan Chen." Asian Archaeology 4:135-142 download pdf ACP PDF 2 file document.

2016

"Local Developments on the Eastern Rim of the Tibetan Plateau: The Prehistoric Anning River Valley." Archaeological Research in Asia 5: 72-87. download pdf ACP PDF 2 file document 

2016

"The Cultural Other and the Nearest Neighbor: Han-Yi relations in Zhaojue County, Southwest China." With Zhao Deyun. Asian Ethnicity 17.2; 273-293 download pdf ACP PDF 2 file document. 

2016

"The Problem of Typology in Chinese Archaeology." Early China 39: 21-52 dowload pdf ACP PDF 2 file document.

2016

"Wenhua chuanbo, renqun yidong yu wenhua yingxiang -- yanjiu wenhua jiaoliu de fangfa lilun he xinan diqu yu beifang caoyuan wenhua de guanxi 文化传播、人群移动和文化影响——研究文化交流的方法理论和西南地区与北方草原文化的关系." Nanfang minzu kaogu 南方民族考古 11: 67-90 download pdf ACP PDF 2 file document.

2015

"Environmental Preconditions and Human Response: Subsistence Practices at Prehistoric Settlement Sites in the Liangshan Area, Southwest China." Asian Archaeology 3:39-94 dowload pdf ACP PDF 2 file document.

2015

"Cong shiqi laikan Sichuansheng Liangshanzhou shiqian ren he huanjing guanxi 从石器来看四川省凉山州史前人和环境关系." In: Yige kaoguxue wenhua jiaohuiqu de faxian -- Liangshan kaogu sishinian 一个考古学文化交汇区的发现——梁山考古实施年, Vol. 1, pp. 215-236. Chengdu: Sichuan Daxue Chubanshe dowload pdf ACP PDF 2 file document.

2015

"Qingzang gaoyuan dongyuan de shiqian renlei huodong -- lun duoyuan wenhua 'jiaohuidian' de Sichuan Liangshan diqu 青藏高原东缘的史前人类活动——论多元文化‘交汇点’的四川凉山地区." Sichuan Wenwu 四川文物 2: 40-47 download pdf ACP PDF 2 file document.

2015

"Early Evidence for the Use of Wheat, Barley, and Flax as Staple Crops on the margins of the Tibetan Plateau." With Jade d'Alpoim Guedes, Lü Hongliang, and Amanda H. Schmidt. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America PNAS 112(18):5625-30 download pdf ACP PDF 2 file document.

2014

"Metal, Salt, and Horse Skulls: Elite-Level Exchange and Long-Distance Human Movement in Prehistoric Yanyuan (Southwest China)." In: The Crescent-Shaped Cultural-Communication Belt: Tong Enzheng's Model in Retrospect, edited by Anke Hein. BAR International Series 2679, pp. 89-108. Cambridge: Archaeopress dowload pdf ACP PDF 2 file document.

2014

"Diffusionism, Migration, and the Archaeology of the Chinese Border Region." In: The Crescent-Shaped Cultural-Communication Belt: Tong Enzheng's Model in Retrospect, edited by Anke Hein. BAR International Series 2679, pp. 1-17. Cambridge: Archaeopress dowload pdf ACP PDF 2 file document.

2014

“Xifang de Zhongguo kaogu yanjiu dongtai - Yi 76 jie Meiguo Kaogu Huiyi weili” 西方的中国考古研究动态—以76届美国考古学会议为例. Nanfang Minzu Kaogu 9 南方民族考古第九集: 451-463 dowload pdf ACP PDF 2 file document.

2014

"Interregional Contacts and Geographic Preconditions in the Prehistoric Liangshan Region, Southwest China." Quaternary International  348 (October 2014): 194-213 (published on website) download pdf ACP PDF 2 file document

2006

Entries on Tang Ceramics and Metal Objects in the Exhibition Catalogue Xi’an – Kaiserliche Macht im Jenseits, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 21. April bis 23. Juli 2006. Mainz: Philipp von Zabern.


TRANSLATIONS FROM CHINESE

2015

Xinjiang Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology. 2015. "The 2013 Excavation of the Habqihan Sala Cemetery in Hejing County, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region." Chinese Archaeology 2.1-2:182-210.

2015

Shi Jingsong. 2015. "On the Emergence of the Domesticated Chicken as seen from Finds of Bronze Chickens in Southwest China." Chinese Archaeology 15:175-182.

2014

Zhu Fenghan. 2014. The Relationship between the Shang and the Ethnic Groups on the Northern Frontier as reflected in the Northern-Style Bronzes unearthed from Yinxu Site." Chinese Archaeology 14:155-169.

2014

Zhengzhou City Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology. 2014. "Preliminary Excavation Report of the Wang-Mang Period Tomb M26 in the Zhouyuan District, Zhengzhou, Henan." Chinese Cultural Relics 1.2-4:112-118.

2014

Yang Fufei et al. 2014. "Longcheng Township in Qin'an, Gansu." Chinese Cultural Relics 1.1:447-452.

2013

Yang Yong. 2013. "The Kele Culture." Chinese Archaeology 13: 186-191.

2013

Zhang Chi.  "The Qujialing-Shijiahe Culture in the Middle Yangtze River Valley," and: Cheng Honghai: "The Qijia culture of the Upper Yellow River." In: A Companion to Chinese Archaeology, ed. by Anne P. Underhill.

2012

Yang Jianhua. 2012. "Two Types of Cultural Remains in Northern China during the Eastern Zhou Period——On the Relationships among the Rong, Di, and the Hu." Chinese Archaeology 12:136-184.

PRESENTATIONS AND CONFERENCE PAPERS

2017

"Zuowei 'fuheti' de muzang: kaifa xin de fenxi moxing he fenxi fangfa" 作为“复合体”的墓葬:开发新的分析模型和分析方法. Invited Presentation at Sichuan University, May 2, 2017.

2017

"Soil, Hands, and Heads - An Ethnoarchaeological Study on Local Preconditions of Pottery Production in the Wei River Valley (Northern China)." Paper Presented at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, 29 March - 2 April, 2017.

2016

"Natürliche oder künstliche Kategorien: Diskussionen zur Typologie in der chinesischen Archäologie," Paper Presented at the 27th Annual Conference of the Deutsche Vereinigung für Chinastudien e.V., 12-13 November, 2016

2016

"Yunnan-Steppe Relations: Old Questions, New Data," Paper Presented at the 21st Biannial Conference of the European Association of Chinese Studies, 23-28 August, 2016

2016

"The Mountains of Western Sichuan during the Time of Sanxingdui and Jinsha," Paper Presented at the International Symposium on Sanxingdui Culture and World Ancient Civilizations, Guanghan, China, 17-19 July, 2016

2016

"The Typological Orientation of Chinese Archaeology," Paper Presented at the 7th Worldwide Conference of the Society for East Asian Archaeology, Boston, MA, 8-12 June, 2016

2015

"Metal, Salt, and Horse Skulls: Local Geographic Preconditions and Human Response." Paper Presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeology, Glasgow, UK, 2-5 September, 2015

2015

"Einführung in die Archäologie Chinas," Invited Presentation for the Studium generale at the VHS (Community College) Bad Homburg, December 15, 2015

2015

"Zhongguo xinan diqu yu Qijia wenhua guanxi 中国西南地区与齐家文化关系," Paper Presented at a conference on "Qijia wenhua yu Huaxia wenming 齐家文化与华夏文明," Linxia, Gansu, 1-3 August 2015

2015

"The Settlement Material of the Liangshan Area: Local Geographic Preconditions and Human Response." Paper to be Presented at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California, April 15-19, 2015

2014

"Metal, Salt, and Horse Skulls: Local Geographic Preconditions and Human Response." Paper Presented at the 12the Biennial Conference of Asian Studies: Asia as an Idea, Asia as a Consolidating Unity. Haifa, Israel, May 25-26, 2014

2014

"Cultural Geography and Interregional Contacts in Prehistoric Liangshan (Southwest China)." Paper Presented at the Meeting of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association, Siem Reap, January 12-18, 2014

2014

"Local Preconditions of Pottery Production around Yangguanzhai Now and Then – An Ethnoarchaeological Study on Clay Sources and Production Techniques in the Wei River Valley." Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), Philadelphia, PA, March 27-30, 2014

2013

"The Cultural Other and the Nearest Neighbor: Han-Yi Relations in Zhaojue County, Southwest China." Invited Talk at the Asian Studies Department, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, December 11, 2014

2013

"Environmental Preconditions and Human Response: Subsistence Practices at Prehistoric Settlement Sites in the Liangshan Area." Invited Talk at the Department of Anthropology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, November 12, 2014

2013

"Graves as Composite Objects -- Developing a Model and Method of Analysis." Paper Presented at the Third Annual UCLA Cotsen Instute of Archaeology Conference, Los Angeles, California, April 26-27, 2013

2013

“The Special Case of the Bronzes of Yanyuan: Steppe Influences, Southern Contacts, and Local Particularities”. Paper Presented at the78th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Honolulu, April 3-7 2013

2012

"Moving along the Eastern Rim of the Tibetan Plateau – The Liangshan Area of Southwest Sichuan as Cultural ‘Intersection’.” Invited Presentation at SOAS, London, December 14, 2012. download PDF ACP PDF 2 file document

2012

“Moving along the Western Part of the Crescent-Shaped Exchange Belt – The Liangshan Area in Southwest Sichuan” Paper Presented at the Conference of the Society of East Asian Archaeology, Fukuoka, Japan, June 6–10, 2012

2012

“Writing in Ancient China - Divination, Commemoration, Administration, and Self-Cultivation.” Invited Presentation in Class NR EAST M20 by John A. Lynch on “Visible Language: Study of Writing”, May 3, 2012

2011

“Moving along the Eastern Rim of the Tibetan Plateau – The Liangshan Area of Southwest Sichuan as Cultural ‘Intersection’”. Paper Presented at the at the Second Conference on the Prehistory of the Tibetan Plateau, Sichuan University, Chengdu, August 21-24, 2011

2011

“Xifang de Zhongguo kaogu yanjiu dongtai – yi 76 jie Meiguo Kaogu Xuehui weilie 西方的中国考古研究动态——以76届美国考古学会议为例”. Invited Lecture at Sichuan University, Chengdu, in June 2011.

2011

“Prehistoric Cultures of the Liangshan District - Disentangling Identities and Geographic Preconditions in a Multiregional Interaction Sphere.” Paper Presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, March 30 – April 3, 2011

2011

“Bingren Aozi – cong tianran munaiyi kan Ouzhou zhongbu Hontong Shidai de shenghuo qingkuang 冰人奥茨(Ötzi)--- 从天然木乃伊看欧洲中部红铜时代的生活情况. Invited Lecture at Sichuan University, Chengdu, March 2011. Link to Poster ACP PDF 2 file document

2011

“Liangshan diqu de shiqian wenhua – jiexi duoyuan wenhua diqu de shenfen rentong yu dili yinsu 凉山州的史前文化---解析多元文化地区的身份认同与地理因素’. Invited Lecture at Sichuan University, Chengdu, March 2011.

2007

“Encountering the ‘Fuzziness’ of Past Realities: Typology and Nomenclature in Chinese Archaeology.” Paper Presented at the First China Undisciplined Graduate Student Conference, UCLA May 30-31, 2008

2006

“(Re-)Establishing Texts? – The Question of the ‘Authenticity’ of the Chinese Textual Heritage as seen from Excavated and Received Material on the Guicang.” Paper Presented at the Conference on Chinese Palaeography: The Present and the Future at the University of Chicago, May 14, 2006.

2006

Zur Überlieferungstreue früher chinesischer Texte: Zwischen Fälschungsvorwurf und Textgläubigkeit. Invited Lecture at the Regular Meeting of the Rotary Club Heidelberg-Schloss, February 23, 2006.