Lothar von Falkenhausen

Professor, Department of Art History

Art History Home Page

Fowler Bldg A344

Phone: (310) 825-6046
Fax: (310) 206-4723


Class Websites

East Asian Lab


Ph.D., Harvard University, 1988

Areas of Interest

Archaeology of China, East and Inner Asia, coordination of archaeological materials and historical sources on ancient China, economic history and history of science and technology


From 1999-2004, Professor von Falkenhausen served as the American co-PI of the ongoing UCLA-Peking University Joint Project on Landscape Archaeology and Ancient Salt Production in the Sichuan Region. Excavations were undertaken at the salt-producing site of Zhongba, which was in operation from the 18th century BC to ca. 1964.  The results have been published in a three-volume monograph series.

Since 2010, Professor von Falkenhausen has served as Instructor of Record for the International Archaeological Field School at Yangguanzhai, in Gaoling (Shaanxi, China),  undertaken in cooperation with Xibei University and the Shaanxi Archaeological Academy.  Yangguanzhai is a large moated settlement from the early to middle fourth millennium BC (Miaodigou Phase).

Professor von Falkenhausen holds a yearly visiting appointment as Changjiang Professor at Xibei University (Xi’an, China).  He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Philosophical Society.


PDF icon Lothar von Falkenhausen Publications (April 2020).pdf