KC Chang (1931 - 2001) was the former vice president of Academia Sinica, Taiwan. With family roots in Taiwan, he was born in Beijing on April 15, 1931. He graduated in 1954 from the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, National Taiwan University, and obtained a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1961. From 1961 to 1973, he served at Yale University first as an anthropology lecturer, then assistant professor, professor, and Head of Department. In 1977, became the Head Department of Anthropology at Harvard University. Chang was elected a Fellow of the Taiwan Central Research in 1974, a Fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 1979 and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1980. In 1987, he was awarded the honorary Doctor of Social Sciences of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 2001 Chang passed away in Massachusetts, USA. Chang was one of the most famous contemporary Chinese-American scholars, anthropologists and archaeologists. His research expertise of Archaeology and Anthropology and academic achievements include: First, creating a study of Settlement Archaeology; since the 1970s, it became an unmistakable trend. Second, applying contemporary theories and methods of cultural anthropology and archeology in the field of Chinese archeology, while publishing "The the Archaeology of Ancient China" (In 1986, the Chinese translation was published). To this day, it is still one of the most widely used and discussed books among Chinese Archaeology.



Main Publications:

  1. (1)The Archaeology of Ancient China

  2. (2)Shang Civilization

  3. (3)Art, Myth and Ritual: The Path to Political Authority in Ancient China

  4. (4)Chinese Bronze Age

  5. (5)Qingtong Huichen

  6. (6)Six Lectures in Archaeology


  1. (1)http://baike.baidu.com/view/155806.htm

  2. (2)http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/張光直

  3. (3)http://taiwanpedia.culture.tw/web/content?ID=1203