Li Liu (archaeologist)
Li Liu (Chinese: 刘莉; pinyin: Liú Lì; born December 12, 1953) is a Chinese-American archaeologist most well known for her work on Neolithic and Bronze Age Chinese archaeology. She is Sir Robert Ho Tung Professor in Chinese Archaeology at Stanford University.
|Born||December 12, 1953|
|Alma mater||Northwest University (China), Temple University, Harvard University|
|Known for||Research showing that agricultural technology in Ancient China originated from prototypes in the Upper Paleolithic.|
Book on The Archaeology of China from the Late Paleolithic to the Early Iron Age.
|Awards||Best Translated Book of the Year in Archaeology, China, Best Translated Book Award (2007)|
|Doctoral advisor||Kwang-chih Chang|
Early life and educationEdit
In 1971, Liu began work at a munitions factory in Tongchuan. In a 2016 interview with Chinese Archaeology Web, she describes manufacturing the same two components of firearms continuously for seven years as, 'incredibly, incredibly boring.'
She was part of the first waves of students to take the National Higher Education Entrance Examination to university when it was reinstated in 1977. Liu applied to Northwest University (China) and completed her undergraduate degree in archaeology in 1982.
- Carey, Bjorn (2 May 2013). "Stanford-led research pushes back origins of agriculture in China by 12,000 years". Stanford News. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
- "Li Liu". Stanford Profiles. n.d. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
- Qiao, Yu (4 May 2016). "Cengjingcanghai, qiusuo bu chuo——Liu Li jiaoshou shoufang tanlu 曾经沧海，求索不辍—刘莉教授访谈录". Zhongguo Kaogu Wang. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
- "Professor Li Liu". Chinese Archaeology. 9 October 2008. Retrieved 12 November 2016.