AIA Lecturer: Lothar von Falkenhausen
Professor Lothar von Falkenhausen is Professor of Chinese Archaeology and Art History with the Department of Art History at UCLA, and is also Associate Director of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. 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.
Since 1999, Professor von Falkenhausen has served as the American co-Principal Investigator of the ongoing 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. Professor von Falkenhausen is an AIA Norton Lecturer for 2016/2017.