- Xiamen University
Wu Chunming is Professor of Archaeology and Museology, Department of History, Xiamen University. He is also Director of the Center for Maritime Archaeology and Director of the Anthropological Archaeology Laboratory Center at Xiamen University. His research focuses on archaeology and early aboriginal Yue ethnicities (百越), the history of southeast China and the ethnology of minorities in southern China, and maritime archaeology and cultural history in the seas surrounding China.
Current Research Projects and Interests: 2010-2015, “Investigating the Maritime Cultural Heritage in Seas Surrounding China”, National Social Science Fundation of China.
1. Wu Chunming, Archaeological Research on the History and Cultures of Prehistoric Aboriginals in Southeast China. Xiamen: Xiamen University Press, 1999.
2. Wu Chunming and Lin Guo, Archaeological Research on the Capital of the Min-Yue Kingdom of the Han Dynasty. Xiamen: Xiamen University Press, 1998.
3. Lin Guo, Li Jian’an, Wu Chunming and et al., edited by Zhang Wei, Underwater Archaeology of the Sui Zhong Sandaogang Shipwreck Site of the Yuan Dynasty. Beijing: Science Press, 2001.
4. Wu Chunming, Shipwrecks in Seas Surrounding China——A Preliminary Study on Ancient Chinese Junk Ships, Navigation and Cargo Economy. Nanchang: Jiangxi Higher Education Press, Nanchang, 2004,
5. Wu Chunming, Maritime Archaeology. Beijing: Science Press, 2007.
6. Zhao Jiabin and Wu Chunming, Shipwreck Archaeology in Dinghai, Lianjiang County, Fujian. Beijing: Science Press, 2011.
7. Wu Chunming, Maritime Cultural Interactions between the Indigenous Yue in Southern China and Austronesians in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Beijing: Cultural Relic Press, 2012.
1. Wu Mianji and Wu Chunming, An Archaeological Study on Southeast China, Vol.1, Xiamen: Xiamen University Press, 1996.
2. Tang Chung and Wu Chunming, An Archaeological Study on Southeast China, Vol.2, Xiamen: Xiamen University Press,1999.
3. Tang Chung and Wu Chunming, An Archaeological Study on Southeast China, Vol.3, Xiamen: Xiamen University Press, 2003.
4. Tang Chung and Wu Chunming, An Archaeological Study on Southeast China, Vol.4, Xiamen: Xiamen University Press, 2010.
5. Rong Xiaoning and Wu Chunming, Studies on Baiyue Ethnicities, Vol.1, Nanning: Guangxi Science and Technology Press, 2007.
6. Lu Qinyi and Wu Chunming, Studies on Baiyue Ethnicities, Vol.2, Anhui University Press, 2011.
7. Lin Guo and Wu Chunming, Proceedings on the History of Capital Ye of Minyue Kingdom and Archaeology of Fuzhou City, Fuzhou: Haifeng Press, 1999.
8. Wu Chunming, Maritime Cultural Heritage and Archaeology in Seas Surrounding China. Beijing: Science Press, 2012.
Song Ping received her Ph.D. in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Amsterdam. Since 2006 she has been Professor of Anthropology at Xiamen University. Her teaching focuses on globalization and anthropology, modern China and Chinese culture. She is Director of the Research Center for Chinese Studies at Xiamen University, and has been a visiting professor at the National University of Singapore (2010) and the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands (2004-05). Her most recent research projects are ‘”The cultural Southeast” and transnational Chinese social practices’, and ‘Cultural subjectivity in globalization: transnational social practices of immigrant communities’. While at the Harvard-Yenching Institute, she will work on a project entitled Exploring Local Knowledge and Practice: New Migration and the Question of Modernity.
Professor Chao is an expert in Chinese social-economic history in late imperial China with an emphasis on the regional history of Shaanxi. He received his M.A. in History from Shaanxi Teacher’s University. His Ph.D., also in history, was from the History Department, Xiamen University, where he is now an Associate Professor and the director of the China Social-Economic History Section. At Harvard, his research focused on the commercial history of China’s Ming and Qing dynasties.
Liu Yonghua, Ph.D. (2004) in East Asian Studies, McGill University, is Associate Professor of History at Xiamen University. His major interests include socio-cultural history of late imperial China and historical methods. He is currently revising a manuscript titled "Confucian Rituals among Chinese Villagers: Ritual Change and Social Transformation in a Southeastern Chinese Community, 1368-1949," for publication. He plans to study the historical experience of a peasant family of Huizhou, middle China, in the nineteenth century based on a group of precious diary-like texts penned by three-generation members of the family during his stay at HYI.