National Lecture Program

AIA Lecturer: Lothar von Falkenhausen

Affiliation: University of California, Los Angeles

Professor Lothar von Falkenhausen is Professor of Chinese Archaeology and Art History with the Department of Art History at UCLA.  He obtained his M.A. in East Asian Studies and his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Harvard University, and has also attended the University of Bonn, Peking University, and Kyoto University. His specialty is Chinese archaeology, with an emphasis on the Bronze Age (ca. 2000-200 BC), the archaeology of the Silk Routes, and cultural property protection.  His volume, Chinese Society in the Age of Confucius (1000-250 BC): The Archaeological Evidence was awarded the SAA Book Award in 2009.

From 1999 to 2004, Professor von Falkenhausen served as the American co-Principal Investigator of the UCLA-Peking University Joint Project on Landscape Archaeology and Ancient Salt Production in the Sichuan Region; he is also involved with the International Archaeological Field School at Yangguanzhai.  He served as Associate Director of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology for ten years.  Professor von Falkenhausen is an AIA Norton Lecturer for 2016/2017.

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