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Anke Marion Hein

expected 2013 Ph.D. in Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Dissertation Title: Prehistoric Cultures of the Liangshan Area: Cultural Contacts and Local Preconditions in a Multiregional Interaction Sphere

2006 M.A. in Classical Sinology, East Asian Art and European Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Thesis Title: (Re-)Establishing Texts? The Question of the Authenticity of the Chinese Textual Heritage as seen from Excavated and Received Material on the Guicang; Adviser: Rudolph G. Wagner, Second Corrector: Ulrich Lau

2004 Intermediary Exam (Equivalent to B.A.) in Classical Sinology, East Asian Art, and European Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Heidelberg


Phone: 510-502-5851
Fax: 310-206-4723
E-mail: ankehein@ucla.edu

Subfield

Chinese Archaeology

Research Interests

Regional Scope: Archaeology and material culture of East and Central Asia, focusing on the the Chinese border regions, especially Western China

Topical Focus: Cultural contact, borders, identification of cultural groups in the archaeological record, identity, ethnicity, human-environment interaction

Methods: Spatial analysis, contextual archaeology, ethnoarchaeology

Publications

"Moving along the Eastern Rim of the Tibetan Plateau: The Liangshan Area of Southwest Sichuan as Cultural Intersection." In: The Prehistory of the Tibetan Plateau. Conference Proceedings. Chengdu: Sichuan Daxue Chubanshe (in press)

"Xifang de Zhongguo kaogu yanjiu dongtai - Yi 76 jie Meiguo Kaogu Huiyi weili." In: Nanfang Minzu Kaogu 8. Beijing: Kexue Chubanshe (in press)

Entries on Tang Ceramics and Metal Objects in the Exhibition Catalogue Xian: Kaiserliche Macht im Jenseits, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 21. April bis 23. Juli 2006. Mainz: Philipp von Zabern.

Grants and Awards

2012-2013 Dissertation Year Fellowship, UCLA

2011-2012 Cotsen Institute Archaeology Program Fellowship, UCLA

2010-2011 China Times Cultural Foundation Young Scholar Award

2009-2012 Dissertation Fellowship and Various Travel Grants, German National Scholarship Foundation

2009 Herbert and Helen Kawahara Fellowship for Japanese Language Studies, Terasaki Center, UCLA

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Steinmetz Travel Award, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA, Supporting Research Trips and Conference Participation in the US, China, and Japan

2008 Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace for Japanese Language Studies

2007-2012 Cotsen Institute Archaeology Program Fellowship, UCLA

2006-2007 Graduate Exchange Fellowship for Studies at Peking University, German Academic Exchange Program (DAAD)

2003-2006 Fellowship and Various Travel Grants, German National Scholarship Foundation

2004 Blakemore Foundation Fellowship, for Internship at the Seattle Asian Art Museum

2001-2002 Fellowship for Language Studies at Beijing Foreign Studies University, Granted by the University of Heidelberg

Advisors

Lothar von Falkenhausen (Chair)
Willeke Wendrich (UCLA)
David Schaberg (UCLA)
Li Min(UCLA)
Sun Hua (Peking University)

Conference Presentations

in preparation: "The Special Case of the Bronzes of Yanyuan: Steppe Influences, Southern Contacts, and Local Particularities." Paper to be Presented at the78th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Honolulu, April 3-7 2013

2012 "Moving along the Western Part of the Crescent-Shaped Exchange Belt: The Liangshan Area in Southwest Sichuan." Paper Presented at the Conference of the Society of East Asian Archaeology, Fukuoka, Japan, June 6-10, 2012

2012 "Writing in Ancient China: Divination, Commemoration, Administration, and Self-Cultivation." Invited Presentation in Class NR EAST M20 by John A. Lynch on Visible Language: Study of Writing, May 3, 2012

2011 "Moving along the Eastern Rim of the Tibetan Plateau: The Liangshan Area of Southwest Sichuan as Cultural Intersection." Paper Presented at the at the Second Conference on the Prehistory of the Tibetan Plateau, Sichuan University, Chengdu, August 21-24, 2011

2011 "Xifang de Zhongguo kaogu yanjiu dongtai: yi 76 jie Meiguo Kaogu Xuehui weilie." Invited Lecture at Sichuan University, Chengdu, in June 2011

2011 "Prehistoric Cultures of the Liangshan District: Disentangling Identities and Geographic Preconditions in a Multiregional Interaction Sphere." Paper Presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, March 30-April 3, 2011

2011 "Bingren Aozi: cong tianran munaiyi kan Ouzhou zhongbu Hontong Shidai de shenghuo qingkuang." Invited Lecture at Sichuan University, Chengdu, March 2011

2011 "Liangshan diqu de shiqian wenhua: jiexi duoyuan wenhua diqu de shenfen rentong yu dili yinsu." Invited Lecture at Sichuan University, Chengdu, March 2011

2007 "Encountering the Fuzziness of Past Realities: Typology and Nomenclature in Chinese Archaeology." Paper Presented at the First China Undisciplined Graduate Student Conference, UCLA May 30-31, 2008

2006 "(Re-)Establishing Texts? The Question of the Authenticity of the Chinese Textual Heritage as seen from Excavated and Received Material on the Guicang." Paper Presented at the Conference on Chinese Palaeography: The Present and the Future at the University of Chicago, May 14, 2006

2006 "Zur Ueberlieferungstreue frueher chinesischer Texte: Zwischen Faelschungsvorwurf und Textglaeubigkeit." Invited Lecture at the Regular Meeting of the Rotary Club Heidelberg-Schloss, February 23, 2006.


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