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Kuang-Jen Chang

  • BA, MA, PhD
  • Honorary Research Associate
  • Academic Secretary, International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology (ICCHA)
  • Member, Organising Committee of the 14th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists (EurASEAA)
  • Project Co-ordinator, 'Qualification for archaeological survey and excavation', Research project of the Headquarters Administration of Cultural Heritage, Council for Cultural Affairs, Taiwan, ROC and the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

Research Interests

  • Southeast Asia, South China, Taiwan
  • Proto-Historic, Early Modern, Historical Archaeology and Ethnoarchaeology
  • Mortuary Study, Trade/Exchange and Cultural Contact, Material Culture Study
  • Quantitative Methods, Trade Ceramics Analysis
  • Public Archaeology, Museum Studies, History of Collections

Educational Background

  • 2008:  PhD in Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, UCL
  • 1997:  MA in Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, UCL,
  • 1992:  MA in Anthropology, Institute of Anthropology, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.
  • 1988:  BA. Department of Anthropology, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.

Publications and Reports

  • 2013 Foreign trade, local taste: a consumption-based study of trade ceramics in late proto-historic Island Southeast Asia, in Marijke Klokke and Veronique Degroot (eds.) Unearthing Southeast Asia’s Past: selected papers from the 12th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists, Volume 1. Pp. 170-185. Singapore: National University of Singapore Press. 
  • 2013 The recent developments of the protection of archaeological heritage and contract archaeology in Europe, Field Archaeology of Taiwan, 16(1), Special Issue: Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management:19-48.
  • 2012 'From exogenous materials to indigenous objects: On context analysis of archaeological materials, using agate beads and stoneware jars in Southeast Asia as examples', in Bulletin of the Department of Anthropology 76:5-32 , National Taiwan University.
  • 2012 '(7 Catalogue entries)' in James Lin (ed) The Search for Immortality: tomb treasures of Han China. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • 2012 'London, museum and archaeological heritage: on the feasibility of regional archaeological resource centre', Museology Quarterly 26(2): 49-65.
  • 2011 'An archaeologist getting out of the ivory tower: Professor Peter Ucko', in Jigen Tang and Hongbin Yue (eds.) "Yinxu and Shang Culture". Pp. 597-611. Beijing: Science Press.
  • 2011    (with Kwang-tzuu Chen) 'Qualification for archaeological survey and excavation', Research report to the Headquarters Administration of Cultural Heritage, Council for Cultural Affairs, Taiwan.
  • 2011  website for the International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, UCL (as website creator and maintainer)
  • 2009  Tales of two emperors: Qin Shi Huang Di and Hadrian (exhibition review article), Museology Quarterly 23(3): 111-123.
  • 2008  Social Use and Value of Trade Ceramics: An Analysis of Mortuary Practices in Calatagan, southwest Luzon, the Philippines. Ph.D. Thesis, Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
  • 2005  Trade and socio-economic change in the protohistoric eastern islands of Island Southeast Asian: a comparative study of three cases, in Bulletin of the Department of Anthropology, National Taiwan University, 63: 1-26.
  • 2005  Illustrated Catalogue of Specimen from the Bantou Village Site. (Book review), in Southeast Asian Ceramics Museum Newsletter, 2(7): 3.
  • 2000  Studies of Southeast Asian archaeology and ancient art history in Europe: a report on the 8th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists, in Newsletter of the Southeast Asian Studies 12: 59-83.
  • 2000  The rise of the Sulu sultanate: a long-term archaeological study, in Changes in Southeast Asia, edited by H. H. Michael Hsiao, pp. 27-60. Taipei: Program for Southeast Asian Area Studies, Academia Sinica. 

Presented Papers

  • 2012 'East in the West: a preliminary survey of Oriental ceramics found in post-medieval London sites', paper present at the Fifth Worldwide Conference of the Society for East Asian Archaeology (SEAA), 6-10 June 2012, Fukuoka, Japan
  • 2011  'Historical archaeology in global perspective: a preliminary survey of historical archaeologies of Dutch East and West India companies in the 17th century', invited paper to present at "Conversations Above and Below Ground – a symposium on historical archaeology", Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei, 17 and 18 December 2012 (in Chinese)
  • 2011  'London, museum and archaeological heritage: on the availability of regional archaeological resource centre', paper present at the "Museum at the Crossroads" conference, held at the National Museum of Natural Sciences, Taichung, Taiwan, on 24-25 November 2011.
  • 2011  'From kundika to kendi, or a China-centred misunderstanding? A case study of pottery production in China and beyond', Invited paper to present at the "Asian Archaeology Group", Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge, 18th March.
  • 2010  'The present situation of commercial archaeology in the UK: Museum of London Archaeology as a case', Invited paper to present at the Department of Archaeology and the Taiwan and Southeast Asia Archaeology Research Group, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei, 29 October 2010.
  • 2010  'Kendi vs. kundika in early Southeast Asia: a cross-border investigation of their emergence before the second millennia CE'. Paper to be presented at the 13th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists, 27th September to 1st. October 2010, Free University, Berlin, Germany.
  • 2010  'Kendi and kundika in early Southeast Asia: re-visiting the archaeological evidence', Paper read at the "Southeast Asian Archaeology Workshop III", Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford, 10th June 2010.
  • 2009  'Varieties of disposal types in Calatagan cemeteries, SW Luzon: a preliminary observation'. Paper presented at the 19th Conference of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association, held at the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences and the Vietnam Institute of Archaeology, 29th November to 5th December 2009, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • 2009  'Re-thinking the reverine model: a review of an archaeological model on the political economy of coastal polities in Southeast Asia'. Invited paper to present at the workshop "Tales of Seven Seas: perspectives for the study of maritime links in East-Asian rim seven seas", Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei, 22 May 2009.
  • 2008  'Foreign trade, local taste: trade ceramics in late proto-historic Island Southeast Asia'. Paper to be presented at the 12th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists, 1–5 September 2008, International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • 2008  'Changing of value over time and space: a comparative study of trade ceramics as grave goods in Pila, Laguna and Calatagan, Batangas, SW Luzon, the Philippines'. Paper read at the 2nd "Southeast Asian Archaeology Workshop 2008", Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 22 May 2008.
  • 2006  'From exogenous to indigenous: stoneware jar in Island Southeast Asia'. Paper read at the 1st "Southeast Asian Archaeology Workshop 2006", Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 15 June 2006.
  • 2005  'Agate beads and stoneware jars in Southeast Asia: from exogenous materials to indigenous objects'. Paper presented at "Foreign Materials Found in Taiwan Area: Beads and Glass Ring/Earring", Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei, 22/23 October, 2005.
  • 2004  'Social use and value of trade ceramics in mortuary context from seven late protohistoric Calatagan cemeteries, SW Luzon'. Paper presented at the "European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists, 10th International Conference", 14–17 September 2004, The British Museum, London, U.K.
  • 2003  'Explosion of knowledge in world archaeology: the development reflected in the reference books published in the UK'. Paper presented at "The Latest Development of Archaeological Studies in Taiwan, 2003", Center for Archaeological Study, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei, 7 November, 2003.
  • 2003  'Calatagan revisited: a preliminary result of re-analysing seven late protohistoric cemeteries in Calatagan Peninsula, SW Luzon'. Paper presented at "The 21st Conference of the Association of South-East Asian Studies of the United Kingdom", University of Leeds, 17-19 October 2003.
  • 2003  'At the edge of World-systems: on the trade and socio-economic changes in the protohistoric Eastern Islands of Island Southeast Asia'. Paper presented at "The New Trends of Prehistoric and Ethnological Studies in Taiwan", Department of Anthropology, National Taiwan University, 9-10 May, 2003.
  • 2001  'The locals, the imports, and the copies: quantifying social value of grave goods in protohistoric Philippines'. Paper read at the "Quantitative Archaeology Seminar", Institute of Archaeology, University College London, U.K, 13 March 2001.
  • 2000  'Trade ceramics and the study of proto-historic Philippines'. Paper presented at the "Southeast Asian Archaeology Workshop", Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, 7 April, 2000.

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