Teaching and Supervision

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

2017

Completion of the Enhancing Teaching Programme at Oxford

2014-2015

LMU Research Fellow at the Department für Asienstudien, Institut für Sinologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.

Courses taught:

  • Die Praxis archäologischer Forschung in China (The practice of archaeological fieldwork in China)
  • Einblicke in die Kunst und Archäologie Chinas – Recent Advances in Research on the Art and Archaeology of China

2012-13

Instructor, Field School at Yangguanzhai, China, Director: Ye Wa, Co-Director: Lothar von Falkenhausen, June 17-July 21, 2012 and  June 16-July 20, 2013

2012

Teaching Assistant for Art History C261D: Art and Material Culture of China, Neolithic to 210 B.C., UCLA

2008, 2009

Teaching Assistant for Anthropology 8: Introduction to Archaeology, UCLA

2005

Teaching Assistant for East Asia in World History, University of Heidelberg

 

CURRENT TEACHING AT OXFORD

Convenor of the Archaeology of Asia Stream

 
Postgraduate taught course options:
  • Chinese Archaeology I: Palaeolithic to Bronze Age
  • Chinese Archaeology: Shang to Qin
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Chinese Ceramics
  • Archaeology of Eurasia
  • Contribution on Ceramic Technology within the MSc of Archaeological Science

I am happy to consider developing further options based on student interest, so please contact me if you have suggestions.

 
Undergraduate teaching

Lecturer for core papers:

  • Honour Moderations- Introduction to World Archaeology
  • FHS - Urbanisation and Change in Complex Societies
  • Archaeological Sciences

Convenor for FHS option paper:

  • FHS – Introduction to the archaeology of Early China

Convenor for object-handling sessions:

  • Chinese Bronzes, Jades, and Ceramics in the Ashmolean Museum 

 

SUPERVISION

I am currently accepting MSc and DPhil students. I am particularly interested in supervising work on ceramics research broadly speaking, but also a range of other topics in Chinese archaeology, including its history, but also more theoretical/methodological topics. Please get in touch if you are considering applying to do an MSc in Asian Archaeology or a DPhil in Asian Archaeology, or degree work on Chinese Archaeology or ceramic analysis.

 
Current supervisees and their research topics

DPhil students

  • Evgenia Dammer: Technological transfer in production of Majiayao-style pottery between Neolithic communities in Northwest China
  • Gao Xuyang: Good as gold: unravelling the complex meanings and origins of Zisha teapots in the Ming and Qing Dynasties
  • Ken Ishikawa: The geographical and chronological contextualisation of Buddhist rock-cut caves during the Western Ksatrapa period in Gujarat
  • Jiang Shengpeng: Using stable isotope analysis to reconstruct the diet during the 2nd millennium BC in the Hexi Corridor and the Tao River Valley, northwest China
  • Jennifer Keute: What to Cook and How to Cook It: Understanding the interplay of subsistence, ceramic technology, and local environments in the emergence of pottery in Northeast Asia through ceramic residues
  • Li Zihan: A techno-socioeconomic investigation of the Husi kiln complex in the middle Yangtze River Valley
  • Shi Muyang: Development of complex spatial dynamics on the Late Neolithic Central Plains, China
  • Zhang Yidan: Crossing Western China: Interregional Communication and Cultural Interaction between the Northwest and Southwest China from the Late Neolithic Age to the Early Bronze Age (5000BCE-1500BCE)
  • Jean Hyun: The Mohe in Archaeology and History
  • Danielle Hum: The “Taming” of the “Unpacified South”: changes in animal representations and burial customs during the Han expansion into Lingnan

MSc/MPhil students

  • Li Yiying: A diachronic study of Neolithic pottery production at Dadiwan, Gansu Province 
  • Miranda Stevens: TBD
  • Chen Guopeng: The archaeology of archaeological research: how archaeological knowledge is taught and learned
  • Zhu Shijie: Liangzhu social structure
  • Xiong Shaobai: Resource-Driven Expansion: The Interaction between Zhou and Local Populations in the Jianghuai Region at Early Western Zhou Period
  • Tanya Lee: Understanding Prehistoric Korea and Japan relations seen in the contact and exchange between Chulmun and Jomon societies
  • Shi Lan: Magic, cosmology and the adorned body in Neolithic China - an investigation into the jade artefacts from Lingjiatan
  • Melody Li: Towards a New Approach to Sensory Archaeology: Senses in Ancient China
  • Chen Yuhao: Social organization and material culture at Erlitou and Liangzhu

Undergraduate students

  • Jacob Berry: Sino-Roman relations
 
Former supervisees and their research topics

DPhil students

  • Raphael Wong: Contacts and identities: pastoralist tombs of the 1st millennium BC in eastern Gansu and southern Ningxia in China (graduated 2019)

MSt/MPhil students

  • Lucy Lollkova: Identities Felted, Woven, and Twined: Comparative Analysis of Late Prehistoric Cloth Cultures in Xinjiang, Uyghur Autonomous Region (graduated 2019)
  • Liu Qianqian: The Study of Chinese Export Porcelain in the Context of the Establishment of English Porcelain Manufactories from the 17th to the 18th Century (graduated 2019)
  • Shi Muyang: Walls for war? A comparative and multi-faceted approach to the function of walls in Neolithic China (graduated 2019)
  • Yan Xiaoyuan: Porcelain in the Near East and China (graduated 2019)
  • Li Zihan: Production Technology Research of Ge Kiln in the Song and Yuan Dynasty (graduated 2018)
  • Wong Chi Tung: Cultural Diversity in the Nanyue Kingdom: Comparing Burial Traditions in Guangdong and Guangxi (graduated 2018)
  • Wu Sum-yi: The maritime trading pattern of China with East Asian and Southeast Asia in the Song and Yuan Dynasties (graduated 2018)
  • Kirstin Clouser: Majiayao, Qijia, and Xindian: Changes in Ceramic Production from the Neolithic through the Middle Bronze Age (graduated 2018)
  • Zhang Meng: The Importance of Genetic Factors for Understanding the Domestication of Millet across Eurasia (graduated 2018)
  • Yao Jingmin: The emergence and spread of jade cong in Neolithic China (graduated 2017)
  • Xie Qiqing: The concept of ceramic style and its application to Tang period Changsha ware (graduated 2017)
  • Huan Limin: Qijia Culture: What Can a Regional Study of the Upper Wei River Valley Tell Us? (graduated 2017)

Undergraduates

  • Alexander Coombs: The Mausoleum of the First Emperor of China as a Reflection of Concepts of Rulership (graduated 2019)