Wang Renxiang was born in Tianmen County, Hubei Province in 1950. He graduated from the Archaeology Program of the Department of History in Sichuan University in 1977, and was employed by the Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (IA CASS) in the same year. He received his M.A. from the Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Social Science in 1981. He served as Deputy Director of the Department of Prehistoric Archaeology. Currently, he is the Director of the Department of Frontier Archaeology and a Research Fellow of the Institute of Archaeology, CASS. He is also an adjunct professor of the Department of Archaeology in Nanjing University.
Previous Archaeological Field Projects and Research
Renxiang WANG has participated in or directed archaeological field projects in Shaanxi, Sichuan, Hubei, Tibet, Gansu, Qinghai, Yunnan, and Xinjiang Provinces. The major archaeological sites he has excavated include, but not limited to, the Baishicun site (Lintong County, Shaanxi Province), the Bianduishan site (Miangyang County, Sichuan Province), the Zhongzipu site (Guangyuan County, Sichuan Province), the Xishanpin site (Tianshui, Gansu Province), the Qugong site (Lasa, Tibet Autonomous Region), and the Lajia site (Minhe County, Qinghai Province). Renxiang WANG has published more than 20 books and 100 research papers and archaeological reports.
Chinese Neolithic Archaeology. Food culture.
The research history of the archaeology of the Yangshao Culture research
A study of the prehistoric pottery decorations
Archaeological surveys of the microlith in the Steppe.
Major Publications (all in Chinese)
1. 1999. Lhasa Qugong. Beijing: Chinese Encyclopedia Press.
2. 1992. China's prehistoric cultures. Beijing: Zhongyang dangxiao chubanshe.
3. 1998. The Beginning of people - China's ancient track. Chengdu: Sichuan Education Press.
4. 1994. Diet and Chinese culture. Beijing: People's Press.
5. 1997. China's prehistoric diet history (chief-editor). Qingdao: Qingdao Press. the publishing house of Qingdao, Exploring secrets of China's civilization (Chief-editor of the series, 40 books were published). Chengdu: Sichuan Education Press.
6. 1993. Lintong Baijia. (Co-author). Chengdu: Bashu Press.
7. 1999. Explorations in the Earth- China’s archaeology in the 20th century (Chief-editor). Beijing: Wenwu Press.
8. 1994. Essays on the Archaeology of Food. Beijing: Chinese Commercial Press.
9. 1991- 1992. People’s Sacred Food -Chinese food culture, Hong Kong Zhonghua shuju, Taiwan Zhonghua shuju.
10. 1997. Chinese chopsticks Culture (co-author, associate editor ). Beijing: Science Press.
11. 1999 History of tea-drinking (co-author). Beijing: Chinese Encyclopedia Press.
12. In press. An disappearing village of Li Nationality at Meifu- a survey report of the Li Nationality in Hainan.
13. 1990 Chinese Cuisine Encyclopedia (co-author). Beijing: Chinese Encyclopedia Press.
14. 1987. Sources of the Ancient Chinese People’s Pictorial Images. Beijing: People's Fine Arts Press
15. 1988 Commentary of “Taipingyulan: yinshi chapter”. Beijing: Chinese Commercial Press.
16. 1987. Commentary of “Shuyuanzaiji: yinshi”. Beijing: Chinese Commercial Press.
17. 1987 Commentary of “nenggaizhai manlu: yinshi”. Beijing: Chinese Commercial Press
18. In press. Editing of “Gujin tushu jicheng: yinshi chapter”. Beijing: Chinese Commercial Press.
19. 2000. China's Celebrated Archaeological Discoveries in the 20th century (co-author). Chengdu: Sichuan University Press
20. 2002. Pictorial History of Ancient Chinese Social Lives: food chapter. Yangzhou: JIangsu Yangzhou Guangling Press.