Archaeology of early China (Late Neolithic and Bronze Age)
Development of complex societies and state formation
1996 Ph.D., the Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing, China, Major: Archaeology
1989 M.A., Shandong University, Jinan, China, Major: Archaeology
1984 B.A., Shandong University, Jinan, China, Major: Archaeology
Director, Department of the Xia-Shang-Zhou Archaeology of Institute of Archaeology (IA), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
Head of the Erlitou Fieldwork Team of this institute
Professor of the Department of Archaeology of the Graduate School, CASS
2007-present: director of Department of the Xia-Shang-Zhou Archaeology of Institute of Archaeology (IA), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS).
2004-present: Professor, IA, CASS.
2004.11-12: the visiting professor of Chengchi University, Taiwan.
1999-present: head of the Erlitou Fieldwork Team, IA, CASS,
1999-2007: deputy director of Department of the Xia-Shang-Zhou Archaeology, IA, CASS.
1998-2004: Associate Professor, IA, CASS.
1996-1998: Assistant Professor, IA, CASS.
1991-1992: Lecturer of the Department of History, Shandong University.
1984-1991: Assistant of the Department of History, Shandong University.
2001-2003: In charge of a systematic regional survey of the Luoyang Basin, Henan Province, China.
1999-present: In charge of the survey and excavation of the Erlitou Site, Henan Province, China.
1996-1998: Participating in and then directing the excavations of the palace complex of the Yanshi City Site (Shang Dynasty), Henan Province, China.
1989: Obtaining a diploma from the Archaeologist Training Program of State Administration of Cultural Heritage, China.
1987/1989/1991-1992: Co-directing the excavations of the Dinggong Walled Site (Longshan culture) in the Zouping County, Shandong Province, China.
Current research projects
“Excavation of the Erlitou Site and compiling of the fieldwork report” (Major projects of CASS, National Funds of Social Science)
“The Erlitou site and the settlements in the vicinity” (A part of the project The Origin of Chinese Civilization)
“The study of Early Chinese Bronzes” (A China-Japan joint project)
2014. “Heyi Zhongguo: Gongyuanqian 2000 nian de zhongyuantujing (China: 2000 B.C.)
”. Beijing: SDX Joint Publishing Company.
2009. “Zuizao de Zhongguo (The earliest China)
”, Beijing: Science Press.
2000. “Xianqin Chengshi Kaoguxue Yanjiu (An Archaeology Research on Cities in Pre-Qin Period)”
. Beijing: Beijing Yanshan Press.
2013. “Dadu wucheng: lun Zhongguo gudai ducheng de zaoqi xingtai (The large cities are not fortified: on the early forms of the capitals of ancient China)”. Wenwu, vol. 10.
2013. “Gongshi jianzhu yu Zhongyuan guojia wenming de xingcheng (The palatial architectures and the formation of the civilizations in the Central Plains)”. Sandai Kaogu, vol. 5.
2013. “The Erlitou Culture”, A Companion to Chinese Archaeology. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK.
2012. “Shichuangqi de gaodu: 20shiji shangbanye Zhongguo chengshi kaogu shuping (The height of the pioneer period：Review on the Chinese urban archaeology in the first half of the twentieth Century )”. Xupingfang Xiansheng jinian wenji (collected works in memory of Professor Xu Pingfang). Shanghai: Shanghai ancient books publishing house.
2012. “Erlitou wenhua juluo dongtai saomiao (Overview on the general trend of settlement patterns in Erlitou Culture)”. Zaoqi Xiawenhua yu Xianshang wenhua yanjiu lunwenji (Collected Studies on the Early-Xia Culture and Proto-Shang Culture). Beijing: Science Press.
2012. “Gongyuanqian 2000 nian: Zhongyuan dabianju de kaoguxue guancha (2000BC: Archaeological observation of historic transition in the Central Plains)”. Dongfang Kaogu, vol. 9.
2010. “Gaodu yu qingjie: Xianai guanyu Xiashang wenhua wenti de sixiang guiji (Height and complex: thoughts track of cultural issues in Xia and Shang Dynasty by Xia Nai)”. Nanfang Wenwu vol. 2.
2010. “Erlitou shidai Luoyang pendi huanjing kaogu de shijian yu sikao (Reflection on the environmental archaeology of Erlitou period in Luoyang Basin: Case of Sihenan and Dayanghe)” Dongfang Kaogu, vol. 7. First author.
2009. “Fangfalun shijiaoxiade Xiashang fenjie yanjiu (On the study of the distinction between Xia Culture and Shang Culture in the methodological perspective)”. Sandai Kaogu, vol. 3.
2008. “Shang wenming: Zhongguo ‘yuanshi’ yu ‘lishi’ shidai de fenjiedian” (Shang Civilization: the boundary between proto-history and history in early China). Dongfang Kaogu, vol. 4.
2008. “Guanyu Erlitou yizhi de xingsi (Rethinking Erlitou Site)”. Wenwu 2. First author.
2007. “Archaeological Research on the Settlement Patterns of the Erlitou Site and its Periphery”. Archaeology in the East and the West. National Heritage Board, Sweden.
2006. “Erlitou yihao gongdian jizhi shiyong niandai chuyi (On dating of Palatial Foundation No.1 on the Erlitou site)”. Erlitou yizhi yu Erlitou wenhua yanjiu (Collected Works of International Symposium on Erlitou Site and Erlitou Culture). Beijing: Science Press.
2006. “Songshan nanbei Longshan wenhua xiang Erlitou wenhua yanjin guocheng guankui (On the shift from Longshan Culture to Erlitou Culture around Song Mountain)”. Zhongyuan diqu wenminghua jincheng xueshu yantaohui wenji (A Collection of Works Contributed to the Symposium on the Civilizations in the Central Plains). Beijing: Science Press.
2006. “Erlitou wenhua shiqi rendi guanxi yanjiu de kaoguxue jiantao (An archaeological review on the study of human-nature relation in Erlitou culture period)”. Xin shiji de kaoguxue: wenhua, quwei, shengtai de duoyuan hudong (The Archaeology of the New Century: Multi-interaction of Culture, Region, and Zoology). Beijing: The Forbidden City Publishing House.
2006. “Duyi bianqian yu Shangdai kaoguxue de jieduan huafen (Capital Movement and Periodization of the Shang Archaeology)”. Ershiyi shiji de Zhongguo kaoguxue: qingzhu Tongzhuchen xiansheng bashiwu huadan xueshu wenji (Chinese Archaeology in the 21st
Century: Festschrift in Honor of Tong Zhuchen’s 85th
Birthday). Beijing: Cultural Relics Publishing House.
2005. “Prospecting and Excavation of the Palace Compound and the Outside Roads of the Erlitou Site in Yanshi, Henan”. Chinese Archaeology, vol. 5. First author.
2005. “A Large Turquoise Dragon-form artifact Discovered at the Erlitou Site”. Chinese Archaeology, vol. 5. First author.
2005. “A Systematic Survey in 2001-2003 in the Luoyang Basin, Henan”. Chinese Archaeology, vol. 5. First author.
2005. “A Preliminary Investigation of the Settlement Pattern of the Erlitou Site”. Chinese Archaeology, vol. 5. First author.
2004. “Henan Yanshishi Erlitouyizhi sihao hangtujizhi fajue jianbao (Excavation of No.4 Rammed-earth Foundation on the Erlitou site in Yanshi, Henan)”. Kaogu 11. First author.
2004. “Erlitou yizhi juluoxingtai de chubu kaocha (A Preliminary Study into the Settlement Pattern of the Erlitou Site)”. Kaogu 11. First author.
2004. “Erlitou yizhi fajue he yanjiu de huigu yu sikao (Review and Consideration on the the Excavation and Study of the Erlitou Site)”. Kaogu 11.
2004. “Lizhiyicun yu liyuewenhua de qiyuan (The Ritual Remains and the Origin of rite and Music Culture)”. Gudaiwenming, vol. 3. Beijing: Cultural Relics Publishing House.
2004. “Lüelun Erlitou shidai (On the Erlitou Age)”. 2004nian Anyang Yinshangwenming guoji xueshu yantaohui lunwenji (International Symposium of Yin-Shang Civilization, Anyang, 2004). Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press.
2001. “ ‘Lianxu’zhong de ‘duanlie’—guanyu Zhongguo wenming yu zaoqiguojia xingcheng guocheng de sikao (‘Disruptions’ in the ‘continuity’—some thoughts regarding the formation process of Chinese civilization and early states)”. Wenwu 2.
2000. “Dongzhou kaoguxue yanjiu de huigu yu zhanwang (Retrospect and perspective of Eastern Zhou archaeology)”. Zhongguo kaoguxue kuashiji de huigu yu qianzhan (Retrospect and perspective of Chinese archaeology on the eve of new century). Beijing: Science Press.
1999. “Lun Xia-Shang-Xizhou sandai chengshi zhi tezhi (On the characteristics of Xia-Shang-Western Zhou urban centers)”. Sandaiwenmingyanjiu (Study of Civilization of the Three Dynasties), volume I. Beijing: Science Press.
1999. “Yanxiadu yingjian guocheng de kaoguxue kaocha (Archaeological investigation of the construction process of the Lower Capital of the Yan state)”. Kaogu 4.
1996. “Nihon no soukitoshi nikansilu ichikousatsi—hikaku bunmeishi no shitenkara (The early cities of Japan—from the perspective of comparison of history of civilizations)”. Komazawashigaku《駒澤史學》(Tokyo), no. 49.
1995. “Kyokufu Lokokukojyo omeigulu shyomondai (On issues of the Kyokufu city site of Lokoku)”. Tou you gakuhou《東洋學報》(Tokyo), vol. 77, nos. 1, 2.
1989. “Lüelun woguo shiqianshiqi wengguanzang (On prehistoric urn-burials of China)”. Kaogu 4.
Professor Xu Hong can be reached by:
Mailing address: 27 Wangfujing Dajie, 100710, Beijing, P.R. China