Zhang Wenjie

Field of Study

Years of Stay at HYI

Aug 2019 to May 2020

University Affiliation

Wenjie Zhang is an Associate Professor and deputy director of the Department of History, College of Humanities, Xiamen University. He received his Ph.D. in archaeology from School of Archaeology and Museology, Peking University, China. His research focuses on the Zhou, Qin and Han Dynasties, bronze wares, ritual system and music archaeology. He directed some important field projects in China such as the excavations at Fujian, Beijing, Sichuan, Hubei and Hunan Provinces in China. The music system in the Zhou Dynasty is his new research interest. His major publications include A Preliminary Examination of the System of the Arrangement of the Chimed Musical Bells in the Han Dynasty, Antiquity-Revival in the Warring stated Period, the Arrangements of the Chine Bells of the Zhou Dynasty in Burials and in Performance Occasions, the Periodization and Chronology of the Bronzes of the Chu System. He was previously a visiting scholar at Harvard University from 2010-2011.

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