Lothar von Falkenhausen


Professor, Art History & Archaeology

Department: Art History, Archaeology
221C Dodd Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Campus Mail Code: 141702
Phone: 310-206-6905
Fax: 310-206-1903
Email: lothar@humnet.ucla.edu
Website

Keywords: China, Asia, Archaeology

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Harvard University, 1988.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Archaeology of the Chinese Bronze Age

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Chinese Society in the Age of Confucius (1000-250 BC): The Archaeological Evidence. Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA, 2006 (also published in Japanese, Korean, and Chinese translations)

Suspended Music: Chime-Bells in the Culture of Bronze Age China. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1993.

World Antiquarianism (co-editor, with Alain Schnapp, Peter Miller, and Tim Murray), Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute Press, 2013.

Salt Archaeology in China / Zhongguo yanye kaogu 中國鹽業考古, 3 v. (co-editor, with Li Shuicheng). Beijing: Kexue Chubanshe, 2006, 2009, 2013.

Birth of an Empire: The State of Qin Revisited (co-editor, with Yuri Pines, Gideon Shelach, and Robin D. S. Yates). Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2013.

The Lloyd Cotsen Study Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors 2 v. (editor), Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, 2010, 2011.

“The Royal Audience and Its Reflections in Western Zhou Bronze Inscriptions.” In Writing and Literacy in Early China, Li Feng and David Prager Branner (eds.), pp. 239-270. Seattle, Wash.: University of Washington Press, 2011.

“East Asian Art History at UCLA: Its History and Current Challenges.” In Global and World Art in the Practice of the University Museum, Jane Chin Davidson and Sandra Esslinger (ed.), pp. 96-113. Oxford et al.: Routledge, 2018.

“The Study of East Asian Art History in Europe: Some Observations on Its Early Stages.” In Bridging Times and Spaces: Festschrift for Gregory E. Areshian on the Occasion of his Sixty-Fifth Birthday, Pavel S. Aretisyan and Yervand H. Grekyan (ed.), pp. 89-102. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2017.

“Communication with the Divine Sphere in Ancient China.” In Über den Alltag hinaus: Festschrift für Thomas O. Höllmann zum 65. Geburtstag, Armin Selbitschka and Shing Müller (ed.), pp. 19-29. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2017.

“The Problem of Human Representation in Pre-Imperial China.” In Bilder der Macht: Das griechische Porträt und seine Verwendung in der antiken Welt, Dietrich Boschung and François Queyrel (ed.), pp. 377-401. Morphomata, v. 34. Paderborn: W. Fink, 2017.


EDITED VOLUMES
World Antiquarianism (co-editor, with Alain Schnapp, Peter Miller, and Tim Murray), Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute Press, 2013.
Ancient Salt Production and Landscape Archaeology in the Upper Yangzi Basin: The Site of Zhongba in Perspective / Changjiang shangyou de gudai yanye yu Zhongba yizhi de kaogu yanjiu 長江上游的古代鹽業與中壩遺址的考古研究 (editor, with Li Shuicheng 李水城). Salt Archaeology in China / Zhongguo yanye kaogu 中國鹽業考古, v. 3. Beijing: Kexue Chubanshe, 2013.
Birth of an Empire: The State of Qin Revisited (co-editor, with Yuri Pines, Gideon Shelach, and Robin D. S. Yates). Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2013.
The Lloyd Cotsen Study Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors: Essays. Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, 2011.
The Lloyd Cotsen Study Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors: Catalogue. Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, 2010.
Studies of Chinese Art History in Honor of Professor Lothar Ledderose. Cahiers d’Extrême-Asie 17 (2010).
Global Comparative Perspectives / Quanqiu shiye xia de bijiao yanjiu 全球視野下的比較研究 (editor, with Li Shuicheng 李水城). Salt Archaeology in China / Zhongguo yanye kaogu 中國鹽業考古, v. 2. Beijing: Kexue Chubanshe, 2010.
Les Soldats de l’éternité: L’armée de Xi’an (editor, with Alain Thote); exhibition catalogue, Paris: Pinacothèque de Paris, 2008.
Ancient Salt Production and Landscape Archaeology in the Upper Yangzi Basin: Preliminary Studies / Changjiang shangyou gudai yanye yu jingguan kaogu de chubu yanjiu 長江上遊古代鹽業與景觀考古的初步研究 (editor, with Li Shuicheng 李水城). Salt Archaeology in China / Zhongguo yanye kaogu 中國鹽業考古, v. 1. Beijing: Kexue Chubanshe, 2006.
Qiyi de tumu: Xifang xuezhe kan Sanxingdui 奇異的凸目: 西方學者看三星堆 (Long-protruding Eyes: Western Scholars’ Perspectives on Sanxingdui) (editor and contributor). Chengdu: Ba Shu shushe, 2003.
Japanese Scholarship on Early China, 1987-1991: Summaries from Shigaku Zasshi (editor). Early China Special Monograph Series, v. 6. Berkeley: Institute for Chinese Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 2002.
Festschrift in Honor of K. C. Chang (editor, with Robert E. Murowchick et al.). Pt. 1: Journal of East Asian Archaeology v. 1.1-4. Leiden: Brill, 1999. Pt. 2: Journal of East Asian Archaeology v. 2.1-2. Leiden: Brill, 2000. Pt. 3: Journal of East Asian Archaeology v. 3.3-4. Leiden: Brill, 2001.