Asia Center (Faculty of Arts & Sciences)
While Harvard has many programs specializing in individual countries in Asia, the task of the Asia Center is to promote the study of the region as a whole and of issues that cut across the national boundaries within Asia.
more details see: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~asiactr/
The Harvard-Yenching Institute is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to the advancement of higher education in the humanities and social sciences in East and Southeast Asia
They have the articles such as “Ancient Chinese script rewrites history”,
more details see: http://www.harvard-yenching.org/
Arthur M. Sackler Museum
The Arthur M Sackler Museum houses one of the finest collections of Asian Art in the United States. The collection is particularly strong in the arts of East Asia, but also includes modest holdings of works from India, Central Asia and Tibet, and Southeast Asia; Among its treasures are the world's finest collections of archaic Chinese jades and bronze ritual vessels, Buddhist art, and ceramics. The collection includes approximately 16,000 works, some 6,000 of which are woodblock prints.The Arthur M. Sackler Museum houses the collections of Ancient, Asian, Islamic, and Later Indian art and fosters research releated to the collection.
more details see: http://www.artmuseums.harvard.edu/sackler/
Anthropology program offers rigorous training in social and cultural theory and commitment to an anthropology capable of engaging the modern world. We focus on four interrelated topics: the culture, politics and economics of development; the anthropological study of history; the psychocultural relationship between individual and society; and the comparative anthropology of the world religions, with special attention to Islam. One of the area strength in them is in East and Southeast Asia. Their staff study topics as varied as the ecological movement in East Asia (Weller). In the department of archaeology, they have the course of “The Archaeology of Ancient China”.
This course examines the archaeology of ancient China from the Neolithic through the Bronze
Age (7000 to 221 BCE).
International Center for East Asian Archaeology and Cultural History
3. Toronto University
Anthropology & The Study of Religion Faculty
Anthropology is a social scientific discipline that holistically investigates human culture and biology. The strength of anthropology is its diversity of approach and perspective, unified by a common theme: the study of human variation and adaptability. Anthropology is the only discipline that takes such a broad, holistic approach to the study of humanity. Traditionally, anthropology is organized around four subfields: biological anthropology, archaeology, sociocultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. In addition, they have strength in forensic anthropology (which includes human biology, archaeology, and ethnohistory).
Faculty members at University of Toronto are engaged in a wide variety of research in archaeology. One of them is the understanding of Ancient Chinese Agriculture.
Four international projects exploring the rise of socioeconomic complexity have been ongoing in China's Henan and Shandong provinces since the 1990s when Chinese archaeology opened to collaboration with the international archaeology community. Three projects focus almost entirely on the period dating from about 2500 BC to 1800 BC and one involves testing archaeological sites dating to at least 6000 BC.
More details see: http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/~w3ant/
4. Chicago University
The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations (EALC) at The University of Chicago is at the forefront of innovative humanistic approaches to the study of China, Japan, and Korea, past and present. Faculty specializations range from ancient paleography to contemporary cinema but interdisciplinary and interregional paths of inquiry are strongly encouraged. Some researches focus on the early Chinese civilization http://humanities.uchicago.edu/depts/easian/
The center for the Art of East Asia at the University of Chicago was established in the Spring of 2003 for the purpose of building up facilities and technologies to support the growing field of East Asian art in the American university setting and increase resources for research and teaching in this field. They are expanding and developing programs in East Asian art, envisioning and coordinating activities and projects to encourage new studies of various kinds that reach across and expand beyond disciplinary and institutional boundaries. Some important researches focus on Early Chinese art and relationships between visual forms (architecture, bronze vessels, pictorial carvings and murals, etc.) and ritual, social memory, and political discourses.
Smart Museum of Art:
The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art houses a permanent collection of over 7000 objects, spanning five centuries of both Western and Eastern civilizations. The Museum's collections initially consisted of a consolidation of works of art from a variety of periods and cultures given to the University since the time of its founding by John D. Rockefeller in the 19th century, Among them, for example, is Chinese objects acquired by University faculty in the 19th and early 20th centuries for classroom use in the fields of Comparative Religions and Chinese studies.
5. Columbia University
At Columbia University, archaeology is a multidisciplinary field practiced by faculty and students in the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities. Asian Art Humanities is a course to introduce East Asian civilization through selected examples of its visual arts, such as in China. http://www.columbia.edu/cu/arthistory/
6. Yale University,
School of Art http://www.yale.edu/art/
Archaeological Studies Prograararm: http://www.yale.edu/archaeology/