Lothar von Falkenhausen


Lothar von Falkenhausen

Lothar von Falkenhausen


Lothar von Falkenhausen is a professor of Chinese Archaeology and the Director of the East Asian Laboratory, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

He has published widely on early Chinese ritual and music, bronze vessels and their inscriptions, regional cultures, trans-Eurasian contacts, and the history of archaeology in East Asia.

His Chinese Society in the Age of Confucius (1000-250 BC): The Archaeological Evidence received the Society for American Archaeology Book Award.

From 1999 to 2004, Dr. von Falkenhausen was co-Principal Investigator of the UCLA-Peking University joint archaeological project in the Upper Yangzi River Basin. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. von Falkenhausen studied at Bonn University, Peking University, and Kyoto University, and holds an M.A. in East Asian Studies and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Harvard. He has served on the Cultural Property Advisory Committee since 2012.

Read Dr. von Falkenhausen's article on the Cultural Property Advisory Committee [PDF]