Professor Zhu Yanshi
Born in Beijing in August, 1962. Doctorate in History. Research Fellow, Director of the Research Department of Han to Tang Archaeology and Team Leader of the Yecheng City Archaeological Team at the CASS Institute of Archaeology.
Zhu Yanshi graduated from Peking University's Department of Archaeology in August 1984 with a BA in History. Later that year, he held successive posts as a research intern and research assistant at the CASS Institute of Archaeology's Research Department of Han to Tang Archaeology. He studied abroad in Japan at Waseda University's Department of Archaeology from 1995 to 1997. He went on to study at Kokugakuin University's Graduate School in Japan, where he earned his Doctorate in History. From 1998 to 1999, he was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Tokyo National Museum. Zhu Yanshi has held the position of visiting research fellow at Waseda University's Silk Road Research Institute since 2000 and was appointed visiting professor at the Tohoku Gakuin University in 2005.
He currently holds the positions of Professor at the CASS Graduate School's Department of Archaeology, visiting research fellow at the Peking University's Centre for the Study of Chinese Archaeology, visiting professor at the School of Ethnology and Sociology at the Central University of Nationalities of China, and is a council member of the Chinese Society of Archaeology.
“The Exploration and Excavation of the South Yecheng City Ruins in Hebei's Linzhang County”, Kaogu, 1997, Issue 3. (Co-Author)
“A Discussion of the Characteristics of Capital Cities of the Wei, Jin, and Southern and Northern Dynasties”, Archives of the Kokugakuin University's Archaeology Reference Library, Series 15, 1998. (Published in Japanese)
“A New Inquiry into the Origins of Ancient Chinese Seashells”, Papers on Archaeology Periodicals, No. 12, 1999. (Co-Author)
“Cultures of the Wei, Jin, and Southern and Northern Dynasties”, Xuelin Press, 2000. (Co-Author)
“Archaeological Excavation and the Preservation of Cultural Relics in China : Parts One and Two”, A World of Cultural Heritage, August and October 2001. (Published in Japanese).
“The Present and Future of Experimental Archaeology·China”, Archaeology Quarterly, No.81, Oyama Publishing Corporation, November 2002. (Published in Japanese)
“Research on the Inner City of the Eastern Wei-Northern Qi South Yecheng City” in Between Han and Tang: Visual and Material Culture in a Transformative Period, Cultural Relics Press, October 2003.
“The Discovery and Excavation of the Ruins of the Eastern Wei-Northern Qi Buddhist Temple at the Yecheng City Site in Hebei”, Kaogu, 2003, Issue 10. (Co-Author)
“Ruins of the Large altar of the Northern Dynasty Buddhist Pagoda at the Yecheng City Site in China's Hebei Province”, Quarterly of Archaeological Studies, June 2004. (Published in Japanese)
“New Results of Exploratory Survey and Trial Excavation of the Southern Song Lin'an Imperial Quarters in Hangzhou” in Great Discoveries of Chinese Archaeology, Cultural Relics Press, July 2005. (Co-Author)
“The Excavation and Research of the Ruins of a Eastern Wei-Northern Qi Buddhist Temple Dating From the Zhao King Pengcheng Era at the Yecheng City Site” in Special Issue on History and Culture : A Collection of Research Papers on the Archaeological Study of the Foundations of Sixth and Seventh Century Buddhist Pagodas in East Asia, Tohoku Gakuin University, Japan, March 2006. (Published in Japanese)
“An Investigative Report of Archaeology's “Eleventh Five-Year”Plan”, China Cultural Relics News, 17th March 2006. (Co-Author)
“The Tomb of Gaoyang of the Northern Qi Dynasty”, Bogujia Series of Archaeology, Chongqing Publishing House, May 2006.
“A Discussion of the Wei, Jin, and Southern and Northern Era Characteristics Reflected in the Imperial Gardens at Yecheng”in Tracing the Past and Exploration : Commemorative Volume, Science Press, October 2007.
“Tomb of Yuan Hu of the Eastern Wei Royal Family Discovered in the Cemetery of the Northern Dynasties Period in Cixian County, Hebei”, Kaogu, 2007, Volume 11. (Co-Author)
“A Discussion of the Caowei Dynasty Yecheng Site and Tongque Terrace Ruins” in Great Romance of the Three Kingdoms Exhibition : Cultural Exchanges of Ancient Chinese and Japanese Culture in the Third and Fourth Centuries, The Tokyo Fuji Art Museum, May 2008. (Published in Japanese)
Key Research Work
Professor Zhu Yanshi has participated in or presided over the survey and excavation of several sites, including the Yan State noble cemetery at the Liuli River site in Beijing, the Yecheng City site in Hebei Province's Linzhang County, the Cizhou kiln in Cixian County, the Cixian County tomb clusters and Wanzhang mural tombs of the Northern Dynasties period, and the Southern Song imperial palace in Lin'an, Hangzhou. He also participated in excavation and survey projects in Japan, including the ruins at the Toshima Banbai site and a shell mound at Kami-Nakazato in Tokyo's Kita-Ku ward.
He presided over the excavation of the ruins of a Eastern Wei-Northern Qi era Buddhist temple at Yecheng City dating from the rule of the Zhao King Pengcheng, which was named one of China's ten greatest archaelogical discoveries of 2002. He also presided over the excavation of the Eastern Wei imperial tomb of Yuan Hu dating from the Northern Dynasties period in Cixian County, which was named one of China's ten greatest archaeological discoveries of 2007, and the excavations of the M63 and M003 of the Northern Dynasty tomb clusters in Cixian County, which was awarded second prize in the National Field Archaeology Awards.
He is currently presiding over the survey and excavation of the Yecheng City site.
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