Kwang-chih Chang

Archaeologist, Author

1931 – 2001

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Who was Kwang-chih Chang?

Kwang-chih Chang, also known as K.C. Chang, was a Chinese/Taiwanese archaeologist and sinologist. He was a professor of archaeology at Harvard University, a Vice-President of the Academia Sinica and a curator at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. He helped to bring modern, western methods of archaeology to the study of ancient Chinese history. He also introduced new discoveries in Chinese archaeology to western audiences by translating works from Chinese to English. He pioneered the study of Taiwanese archaeology, encouraged multi-disciplinal anthropological archaeological research, and urged archaeologists to conceive of East Asian prehistory as a pluralistic whole.

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Born
Apr 15, 1931
Beijing
Also known as
  • K.C. Chang
  • Guangzhi Zhang
Nationality
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • National Taiwan University
  • PhD, Harvard University
    Archaeology
    (1955 - 1960)
Lived in
  • Boston
    ( - 2001/01/03)
Died
Jan 3, 2001
Boston

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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