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Chen Xingcan
From:Chinese Archaeology  Writer:  Date:2005-04-28

                                                                            

 

Professor  Chen Xingcan

 Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
27 Wangfujing Dajie, Beijing, People's Republic of China
Telephone: 86-10-6524-9697
Fax: 86-10-6524-5532
Email:  chenxingcan@hotmail.com
Sex: Male
Date of Birth: December 12, 1964
Birth Place: Henan Province, P.R. China
Marital Status: Married

Current Status
September 1999-present: Professor; Assistant to the Director of the Institute of Archaeology (IA), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing, P.R. China.
January 1999-August 1999: Associate Professor; Assistant to the Director of the Institute of Archaeology, CASS.
1994-1999: Associate Professor; Vice Chairman, Department of Prehistoric Archaeology, IA, CASS.
1991-1993.  Assistant Professor;  IA, CASS.
 
Education
1988-1991       Graduate study in Department of Archaeology at Graduate School, CASS,
                          Beijing. Received Ph.D degree in archaeology.
1985-1988       Graduate study in Department of Archaeology at Graduate School, CASS,
                          Beijing. Received MA degree in archaeology.
1981-1985       Undergraduate study in Department of Anthropology (Archaeology
                          concentration), Zhongshan University, Guangzhou. Received BA degree in Archaeology.

Professional Experience
October to December 2004     Directed the third season of the excavation at Huizui site,  Henan Province. 
October to December 2003.     Directed the second season of the excavation at Huizui site,  Henan Province. 
October to December 2002.     Directed the first season of the excavation at Huizui site,  Henan Province. 
June 2002. Directed the fifth season of the collaborative regional survey project in western Henan, China. 
                Project title: Settlement patterns and the rise of civilisation in China.
Jan. and June  2001. Co-directed the fourth season of the collaborative regional survey project in western Henan, China, joined by        archaeologists from La Trobe University.  Project  title: Settlement patterns and the rise of civilisation in China.
Jun. 2000. Directed third season of the collaborative regional survey project in western Henan, China, joined by Yun Kuen Lee of Harvard University. Project title: Settlement    patterns and the rise of civilisation in China.
Jan. 2000. Co-directed second season of the collaborative regional survey project in western Henan, China, joined by archaeologists from La Trobe University and Harvard University.    Project title: Settlement patterns and the rise of civilisation in China.
Oct. – Dec.2000. Directed the excavation at Xipo site in Western Henan, China, jointed by archaeologists from Institute of Archaeology in Beijing and local institutions.   Project title: Settlement patterns and the environmental change in the Zhudingyuan Plateau.
Oct. – Dec.1999. Directed the excavation at Beiyangping site in Western Henan, China, jointed by archaeologists from Institute of Archaeology in Beijing and local institutions.  Project title: Settlement patterns and the environmental change in the Zhudingyuan Plateau.
Sept. 1999. Investigating salt production and copper mining sites in the early Bronze Age in southern Shanxi. 
                  Project title: Control and procurement of natural resources in early states, China. Project was conducted jointly with Li Liu     of La Trobe University and    archaeologists in Shanxi.
Mar.—April 1999. Co-directed the first survey at Zhudingyuan Plateau in Western Henan, China, jointed by archaeologists from Institute of Archaeology in Beijing and local institutions.  Project title: Settlement patterns and the environmental change in the  Zhudingyuan Plateau.
Dec. 1998 -- Jan. 1999. Co-directed first season of the collaborative regional survey jointed by  archaeologists from La Trobe University and Harvard University. Project title: Settlement patterns and the rise of civilisation in China.
Dec. 1997 -- Jan. 1998. Co-directed a pilot collaborative regional survey project in western Henan, China, joined by archaeologists from La Trobe University and Harvard University.
1994-1995.    Conducted surveys of Neolithic and the Bronze Age sites in Jiaozuo city, Henan province.
1991-1993.    Conducted excavations at the Lilou site in Henan (a late Neolithic site).
1989       Conducted excavations at the Xiantouling Neolithic site in Bao’an county, Guangdong province.
1988       Participated in excavations at the Chengguanzhen Mesolithic site in Huanghua county, Hebei province.
1987       Participated in surveys in Mesolithic sites in Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Gansu, Shanxi, Qinghai, and Henan provinces.
1983       Participated in excavations at the Wufengshan and Jienishan sites in Wuxian, Jiangsu  province.

Publications (Major books and articles)
 2005    Where did the Chinese animal skin raft come from? A forgotten issue in the study of  ancient East-West cultural interactions. Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern   Antiquities 75:173-192.
2004   (co-authored with Magnus Fiskesjö). China before China. Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities Monograph series, No. 15.

2004   (co-authored with Yunkuen Lee). Shenlun zhongguo shiqian de guijia xiangqi(A study of  turtle rattle from prehistoric China). Taoli Chengxi Ji---Qingzhu An Zhimin Xiansheng  Bashi Shouchen, pp. 72-97. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Chinese University Press. (in Chinese)
2004 (co-authored with Li Yongqiang) Henan Yanshi Huizui yizhi dongzhoumu fajue jianbao( Excavation of an Eastern Zhou Tomb on the Huizui Site in Yanshi, Henan). Kaogu  12:27-32.(in Chinese)
2003   (co-authored with Li Liu).  State Formation in Early China. London: Duckworth.
2003 (co-authored with Li Liu, Yun Kuen Lee, Henry Wright, and Arlene Rosen) Settlement patterns and development of social complexity in the Yiluo region, north China. Journal of field archaeology 29(1-2):75-100.
 2003   (co-authored with Li Liu, Yun Kuen Lee, Henry Wright, and Arlene Rosen) "Zhongguo wenming fudi de shehui fuzahua jincheng: Yiluohe diqu de juluo xingtai yanjiu (Development of social complexity in the heartland of Chinese civilization: Yiluo region settlement patterns)." Kaogu Xuebao 2: 161-218 (in Chinese)
 2003 (co-author with Li Liu).   Cities and towns: the control of natural resources in early states, China. Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities 73:5-47.
2002       (co-author with Li Liu) Zhongguo zaoqi guojia de xingcheng: Erlitou he Erligang shiqi zhongxin he bianyuan diqu zhijin de guanxi (State formation in early China: Core- periphery relationships in the Erlitou and Erligang periods). In Gudai wenming, edited by Center for the Study of Ancient civilization, pp.71-134. Beijing: Beijing University.   (in Chinese)
2002    Kaogu Suibi (Essays on Archaeology). Beijing: Wenwu Press. (in Chinese).
2002    (co-authored with Wei Xingtao et.al) Henan Lingbao Xipo yizhi 2001 nian chun fajue  jianbao. Huaxia Kaogu 2:31-52. ( in Chinese)
2001     (co-author with Li Liu) Settlement Archaeology and the Study of Social Complexity in China. Review of Archaeology 22(2):4-21.
2001    (authored with Huang Weidong et.al)Henan Lingbaoshi Beiyangping yizhi shijue  jianbao. Kaogu 7:3-20. (in Chinese)
2001    (co-authored with Huang Weidong et. al)Henan Lingbaoshi Xipo yizhi shijue jianbao.  Kaogu 11:3-14. (in Chinese)
2001    (co-author with Li Liu) Shenqie huainian Chang Kwang-chih xiansheng (In deep  memory of Prof. Kwang-chih Chang). Kaogu 10:88-92. (in Chinese)
2001 (co-author with Li Liu)  China. In Encyclopedia of archaeology: history and discoveries. Volume One A-D, pp.315-333. Tim Murray ed. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.
2001  (co-author with Li Liu)  Xia Shang Zhou duandai gongcheng yinqi de wangshang taolun jishi (Online discussion provoked by the Xia-Shang-Zhou Chronology Project). Ancient civilizations review, 9:16-37.
2000    (co-author with Li Liu). Cheng: zaoqi guojia kongzhi ziran ziyuan de wenti (Cities: the control of natural resources in early states). Dongnan wenhua 3:45-60. (in Chinese)
2000       Scalping Practice in Ancient China. Wenwu 1: 48-55. (in Chinese)
1999       (co-author with Han, Kangxin)Archaeological Evidence of Trepanation in Ancient China. Kaogu 7: 63-68. (in Chinese)
1999    Zhongguo shiqian kaoguxue yanjiu de xinlu licheng (The progress in research on Chinese prehistoric archaeology). In Liangzhu wenhua yanjiu -- jinian Liangzhu wenhua faxian liushi zhounian guoji xueshu taolunhui wenji, pp.133-143. Beijing: kexue Press.(in Chinese) 
1999    The Connection on Past Hundred Years Archaeology between the Chinese Anthropology and a Paleolithic Age, 1901-2000 Chinese Culture Centenary, pp.579-626, National Museum of History, Taipei, 1999.(in Chinese)
1999     On the earliest evidence for rice cultivation in China. Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association 18, Indo-Pacific Prehistory: The Melaka Papers, Vol.2: 81-94. (in English)
1999     (co-authored with Zhang Juzhong et. al)Survey at the Beiyangping site in Lingbao city,  Henan. Kaogu 12: 1-15. (in Chinese)
1999     Zhongguo gurenleixue yu jiushiqi shidai kaogu wushi nian (Anthropology and Palaeolithic archaeology in China in the past fifty years). Kaogu 9:1-10. (in Chinese)
1998        (co-authored with Wu Yaoli)Stone artifacts from the Lilou site, Ruzhou City, Henan.  Kaogu 3: 1-7. (in Chinese)
1997    Searching for the early Neolithic in China, Documenta Praehistorca XXV:17-26. (in English)
 1997   A heavy burden and a long road: Archaeology of the Neolithic Age in Henan.” In The Luoyang Branch of the Archaeological Museum, Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, pp. 5-22. Beijing: Cultural Art Publishing House. (in Chinese)
1998    Preliminary studies on the prehistoric slit rings in China.  In East Asia Jade: Symbol of  Excellence, pp. 61-71. Hong Kong: The Chinese University of Hong Kong. (in Chinese)
1997   Rank-size Model and its Application in Settlement Archaeology.  The Scholar 11:523-540. (in Chinese).
1997   A Comparative Study of Pottery Basins with Painted Dancing Figures of the Majiayao  Culture. Cultural Relationships: China and the USA--Papers Presented at the First Conference of Former Harvard-Yenching Scholars in China, pp.100-112. Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press. (in Chinese).
1997    Some Problems in the Development of Chinese Prehistorical Archaeology.  Historiography Quarterly  4:54-60. (in Chinese).
1997    Bronze Age and Jade Age: A Further Study on the Origin of the Chinese Civilization. In Seeking Truth in the Field of Archaeology—The Symposium of the Promising  Youths in the Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 1996, pp. 29-42. Beijing: China Social Sciences Publishing House. (in Chinese)
1997    (co-ed.) Seeking Truth in the Field of Archaeology—The Symposium of the Promising Youths in the Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 1996. Beijing: China Social Sciences Publishing House. (in Chinese).
1997      The History of Chinese Prehistoric Archaeology (1895-1949). Beijing: Sanlian Press. (in Chinese)
1997        Researches into the Prehistoric Remains of Bayannor League, Inner Mongolia. In Papers on Chinese Archaeology 11:1-31. (in Chinese).
1996        (co-author with Fu Xianguo) A Study of Skull Perforation in Prehistoric Times. Kaogu 11: 62-74. (in Chinese).
1996    Xiantouling Dune Site: Its Significance in Understanding the Coastal Area of South China in Prehistory. Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association Bulletin 15, Chiang Mai Papers, Volume 2. pp. 207-210. (in English).
1996    (co-author with Fu Xianguo) “Archaeological Survey in Jiaozuo district, Henan. Kaogu 11:31-45. (in Chinese).
1995     (co-author) Shijie mingzhu dacidian – Renwen shehui kexue juan (Dictionary of Masterpieces of World Writing – Humanities and Social Sciences Volume). Jinan: Shandong Jiaoyu Press.
1994       (co-author with Wu Yaoli) “Henan Ruzhou Lilou yizhi de fajue” [Excavation at the Lilou site in Ruzhou, Henan]. Kaogu Xuebao 1:63-95. (in Chinese).
1994      “A interview with Professor Kwagn-chih Chang.” Dushu 12: 12: 70-81.
1993       “Shuixuanfa zai woguo kaogu fajue zhong de shouci yingyong” [The first use of flotation in Chinese archaeological excavation]. Wenwu Tiandi 3. (in Chinese).
1992       “J.G.Andersson and Early archaeological Researches on Chinese Prehistory—For the 70th Anniversary of the Discovery of the Yangshao Culture.” (Part II) Huaxia Kaogu 4: 83-95. (in Chinese).
1991       “J.G.Andersson and Early archaeological Researches on Chinese Prehistory—For the 70th Anniversary of the Discovery of the Yangshao Culture.” (Part I) Huaxia Kaogu 1: 39-50. (in Chinese).

1991      “Is the Stone Spheroid of Palaeolithic China a Hunting Tool?” Papers for the Thirtyth Anneversery of the Discovery of the Huanyandong Remains, pp.142-146. Guangdong: Travel and Tourism Press. (in Chinese).
1991    “On Some Polished Stones of Tokoto County, Inner Mongolia.” Kaogu 9: 89-90. (in Chinese).
1991      “On the Anthropological Traditions of Chinese Archaeology”, Yuhan Shehui Kexue 4: 62-68. (in Chinese).
1991       Zhongguo Shiqian Kaoguxueshi Yanjiu (1895-1949) [History of Chinese Archaeology (1895-1949)]. Ph.D dissertation, Department of Archaeology in the Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of  Social Sciences, Beijing.
1990       “Bumper-Harvest Magic and Ancestral Worship: On the Female Figures from the Hongshan Culture”, Huaxia Kaogu 3: 92-98. (in Chinese).
1990        “On the Musical Instruments of Prehistoric China”, Zhongyuan Wenwu 2: 29-36. (in Chinese).
1990       “Some Problems Related to the Mesolithic Times”, Kaogu 2: 135-142.(in Chinese).
1990      “The Tube-shaped Painted Pottery as the Pottery Drum of the Hongshan Culture”, Beifang Wenwu 1: 26-29. (in Chinese).
1989      “On Ethnoarchaeology”, Zhongguo Wenwubao 31/3.  (in Chinese).
1989      “Xin kaoguxue yu Meiguo kaoguxue de renleixue chuantong” [The anthropological tradition of the New Archaeology and American archaeology]. Pingyuan Daxue Xuebao 3: 69-73. (in Chinese).
1989      “Head Hunting and Head Burial in Prehistoric Times”, Journal of the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences 6: 73-78. (in Chinese).
1989      “A Study of the Buria1 in the Dwelling Place in Prehistoric Times.” Huaxia Kaogu 2: 93-99. (in Chinese).
1988      The remains of Stone Age in Bayannuoermeng, Inner Mogalia. MA thesis, Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. (in Chinese)
1988      “On the Jade Dragon of the Hongshan Culture”, Beifang Wenwu 1: 13-15. (in Chinesse).
1987       “Wenming zhuyinsu de qiyuan yu wenming shidai—Jianlun Hongshan wenhua haimeiyou jinru wenming shidai” [The origin of elements of  civilization and the eras of  civilization—The Hongshan culture did not enter the era of  civilization]. Kaogu 5:458-461. (in Chinese) Major Translating works (translated from English to Chinese)
2004    (co-trans. and editor) Kaoguxue: Lilun fangfang yu shijian (Renfrew and Bahn: Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice). Beijing: Wenwu Press.
1997     Longshan wenhua de qiubang yu juluo xingtai (Chiefdoms of the Longshan culture and the settlement patterns). Huaxia Kaogu 1:88-112.
1996       (co-ed.and co-trans.)       Kaoguxue de Lishi, Lilun, Shijian [History, Theory, and Practice of Contemporary Archaeology Abroad]. Xi'an: Sanqin Press. 
1995       “Kaoguxue yu Zhongguo lishixue” [Archaeology and Chinese historic studies]. Kaogu yu Wenwu 3: 1-10.
1994       “Shang wenming yanjiu de yiyi” [Significance of the study of the Shang civilization]. Zhongyuan Wenwu 4: 33-39.
1994       “Shiqian yazhou shuidao de xinniandai” [New date of rice in prehistoric Asia]. Nongye Kaogu 4: 101-106.
1993       “Shiwu zhiliang cong caiji he shoulie dao nongye de bianqian: Minzuzhi de chongjian” (Change of food quality from hunting-gathering to agriculture: Reconstruction of ethnography). Nongye Kaogu 3: 30-31, 34.
1993       “Nongye geming” (Revolution of agriculture). Nongye Kaogu 1: 11-15.
1992       (co-trans) “Jiushiqi shidai de zangyi” (Mortuary ritual in the Palaeolithic). Wenwu Chunqiu 2: 83-88.
1991        (co-ed. and co-trans.) Dangdai Guowai Kaoguxue de Lilun yu Fangfa [Current Theories   and Methods in Western Archaeology]. Xi’an: Sanqin Press.
1990       “Ouzhou kaoguxue de lilun quxiang” [Theoretical trends in European archaeology]. Dongnan Wenhua 1: 183-186.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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