Zhichun Jing

Associate Professor
phone 604 822 4937
location_on ANTHROPOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY 1204

Research Area

Education

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1994

About

Dr. Jing’s areas of interest include the archaeology of Shang civilization, early urbanism, culture contact, environmental archaeology, the archaeology of collapse and sustainability, archaic jades, and archaeological ceramics. He has conducted fieldwork in China, Greece, and the United States. His current work has focused on the archaeology in Anyang, the last capital of the Shang Dynasty,  in collaboration with the Institute of Archaeology at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. His research has been kindly supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council in Canada (2003-2006, 2006-2009, 2009-2013, 2014-2019), the National Science Foundation (1997-2000, 2001-2003), the Henry Luce Foundation (1997-2000, 2007-2011), Canada Foundation for Innovation (2002-2005), Malcolm H. Wiener Foundation (1997-2001), National Geographic Society (2000-2002), Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (2004-2005, 2006-2008), American Council of Learned Societies (2008), the University of British Columbia Research Funds (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014), Martha Piper Research Fund (2010-2012), National Social Science Fund of China (2013-2016), Shanghai Academy (2012-2020), et al.


Publications

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 Selected Authored and Edited Books

Wang, W., Jing, Z., and Chen, X. (Ed.). (2020). Bulletin of the Shanghai Archaeology Forum, Volume III – Water, Society and Civilization (English), 380 p. Beijing: Science Press (in press).

Chang, K.C., Zhang, C., Jing, Z., Tang, J., Gao, T. et al. (2017). Excavations in Eastern Henan – Archaeological Investigations into Early Shang Civilization, 548 p. Beijing: Science Press (in Chinese).

Wang, W., Jing, Z., and Chen, X. (Ed.) (2017). Bulletin of the Shanghai Archaeology Forum, Volume II – Archaeology of Culture Contact and Cultural Diversity (English), 372 p. Beijing: Science Press.

Wang, W., Jing, Z., and Chen, X. (Ed.) (2015). Bulletin of the Shanghai Archaeology Forum, Volume I – Comparative Archaeology of Ancient Civilizations (English), 408 p. Beijing: Science Press.

Jing, Z., Tang, J., and Takashima, K. (Ed.). (2008). Shang Dynasty and Early Chinese Civilization – Multiple Perspectives. Beijing: Science Press (21 chapters; in Chinese; published in October 2008)

Jing, Z. (Ed). (2007). Earth Science in Archaeology: Integration Comes of Age. Geoarchaeology: 22(1): 1-154 (special issue, containing 7 chapters)

Zhang C. Wen, G., and Jing, Z. (2007). Jades from the Western Zhou Cemetery at Zhangjiapo, 416 p. Beijing: Cultural Relics Press.

Jing, Z. (Ed). (2007). Earth Science in Archaeology: Integration Comes of Age. Geoarchaeology: 22(1): 1-154 (special issue)

Rapp, G. Jr., Allert, J., Vitali, V., and Jing, Z., Henrickson, E. (2000). The Determination of Sources of North American Artifact Copper Using Trace-Element Patterns, 156 p. Washington, D.C. The University Press of America.

 

Selected Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Yue, Z. and Jing, Z. (2019). Experimental archaeology in the study of ancient technology – experiments of pottery making and bronze casting at Yinxu. Sandai Archaeology 8: 375-395.

Yue, Z., Y. Liu, H. Yue, and Z. Jing (2019). Some issues concerning the bronze casting at Yinxu. In Shang-Zhu Bronzes: Casting Technologies, pp. 87-114. Beijing: Science Press.

Tang, J. and Jing, Z. (2018) A retrospective on the archaeology at Yinxu over the past 90 years: from the Great Shang City to a World Heritage. Kaogu (Archaeology) 613: 3-21.

Tang, J., Jing, Z., He, Y. and Wu, J. (2018) A brief report on the excavation of lead storage pit at Liujiazhuang North, Yinxu in Anyang, Henan. Kaogu (Archaeology) 613: 32-41.

Stoltman, J. B., Yue, Z., Jing, Z., et al (2018). New insights into the composition and microstructure of ceramic artifacts associated with the production of Chinese bronzes at Yinxu, the last capital of the Shang dynasty. Archaeological Research in Asia 15:88-100.

Jing, Z and Tang, J. (2017). Urban Organization and the Evolution of Simplicity at Yinxu. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Panlongcheng and Changjiang Civilization, pp. 329-349. Beijing: Science Press.

Cheung, C. Jing, Z. et al. (2017). Diets, social roles, and geographical origins of sacrificial victims at the royal cemetery at Yinxu, Shang China: New evidence from stable carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur isotope analysis. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 48:28-45.

Cheung, C. Jing, Z. et al. (2017). Social dynamics in early Bronze Age China: A multi-isotope approach. Journal of Archaeological Science Reports 16:90-101.

Zhang, H., Merrett, D. C., Jing, Z., et al (2017). Osteoarthritis, labour division, and occupational specialization of the Late Shang China – insights from Yinxu (ca. 1250 – 1046 B.C.) Plos One 12(5): e0176329.

Cheung, C. Jing, Z. et al. (2017). Examining social and cultural differentiation in early Bronze Age China using stable isotope analysis and mortuary patterning of human remains at Xin’anzhuang, Yinxu. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 9:799-816.

Yue, Z., Jing, Z., Yue, H., Niu, S., Tang, J. He, Y. and Guo, M. (2017). A study of white pottery from Yinxu. Nanfang wenwu (Cultural Heritage of the South) 4:64-74.

Zhang, H., Merrett, D. C., Jing, Z. et al (2016). Osteoarchaeological Studies of Human Systemic Stress of Early Urbanization in Late Shang at Anyang, China. PLoS One 11(4): e0151854.

Tang, J., Jing, Z., et al. (2016). Road and water systems at Huanbei and Yinxu. Acta Archaeologica Sinica (Kaogu xuebao) 3:319-342.

Jing, Z. and Wen, G. (2015). A geoarchaeological study of jades from Taosi. In Xiangfen Taosi, edited by Gao Wei, pp. 109-126. Beijing: Wenwu chubanshe.

Yue, Z., Jing, Z., et al. (2015). Raw materials and their processing for making ceramic molds, models, and cores used in bronze casting. Cultural Heritage of the South (Nanfang wenwu) 4:152-159.

Jing, Z. (2015). Petrography of the Lithics from Taosi. In Xiangfen Taosi, edited by Gao Wei, pp. 77-80. Beijing: Wenwu chubanshe.

Yue, Z., Jing, Z., Stotlman, J., and Kenoyer, M. (2014). Experimental archaeology of the manufacturing and firing of domestic pottery at Yinxu. Cultural Heritage of the South (Nanfang wenwu) 3:100-109.

Jing, Z., J. Tang, G. Rapp and J. Stoltman (2013). Recent discoveries and some thoughts on early urbanization in Anyang, China. In A Companion to Chinese Archaeology, edited by A. P. Underhill, pp. 343-366. John Wiley & Sons, New York.

Jing, Z. Tang, J., and He, Y. (2012). Jade Use and the Materialization of Social Relations during the Shang Dynasty. In Yinxu and Shang Culture, edited by the Insitute of Archaeology, CASS, pp. 86-117. Beijing: Science Press.

Rapp, J. and Jing, Z. (2011). Human-environment interactions in the development of early Chinese civilization. In Human Interactions with the Geosphere: The Geoarchaeological Perspective, edited by L. Wilson. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, vol. 352, p. 125–136.

Jing, Z. Tang, J., and He, Y. (2011). Jade Use and the Materialization of Social Relations during the Shang Dynasty. In Yinxu and Shang Culture, edited by the Insitute of Archaeology, CASS, pp. 86-117. Beijing: Science Press.

Hill, C. L., Rapp, G. and Jing, Z. (2011). Alluvial stratigraphy and geoarchaeology in the Big Fork River Valley, Minnesota: human response to Late Holocene environmental change. In Human Interactions with the Geosphere: The Geoarchaeological Perspective, edited by L. Wilson. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, vol. 352, p. 109–124.

Tang, J. and Jing, Z. (2010). Architectural reconstruction of two palace/temple complexes at Huanbei Shang City. Kaogu (Archaeology) 1:23-35.

Tang, J. Jing, Z., and Liu, Z. (2010). The survey and excavation of the inner city at Huanbei Shang city. Kaogu (Archaeology) 1:3-8.

Tang, J., Jing, Z. and M. Wagner, M. (2010). New discoveries in Yinxu/Anyang and their contribution to the chronology of Shang capitals in Bronze Age China. In Bridging Eurasia, edited by M. Wagner and W. Wang, pp. 125-144. Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Berlin.

Cao, X., Xu, Q., Jing, Z. and Tang, J. (2010). Holocene climate change and human impacts implied from the pollen records in Anyang, central China. Quaternary International 227(1):3-9.

Jing, Z. (2009). Mineralogical Investigation into the jades excavated from Tomb 71 at Shizhaishan. In Fifth Excavation of the Shizhaishan Site, Yunnan, edited by Jiang Zhilong, pp. 220-231. Beijing: Cultural Relics Press.

Tang, J. and Jing, Z. (2009). The Shang yi-settlements and the ”Great City Shang” in Anyang. Kaogu (Archaeology), 9:70-80.

Stoltman, J., Jing, Z., Tang, J., and Rapp, G. (2009). Ceramic production in Shang societies of Anyang. Asian Perspective, 33(1): 181-202.

Stoltman, J., Jing, Z., Tang, J., and Rapp, G. (2008). The pottery production in Shang Dynasty. In Shang Dynasty and Early Chinese Civilization – Multiple Perspectives, edited by Jing, Z., Tang, J., and Takashima, K. Beijing: Science Press.

Tang, J., and Jing, Z. (2008). The structure of Bronze cultures in the Ganjiang valley. In Sandai Archaeology Volume 3, edited by the Institute of Archaeology at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Beijing: Science Press.

Jing, Z. et al. (2007). Geoarchaeology of the excavated jades from Tomb 54 at Huayuanzhuang, Anyang. In Excavation at Huayuanzhuang East, Anyang, edited by the Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, pp. 345-387, plates 58-67. Beijing: Science Press.

Jing, Z. (2007). Integration comes of age: a conversation with Rip Rapp. Geoarchaeology, 22(1):1-15.

Casadio, F., Xu, J., Pearlstein, E., Faber K. T., Knowles, A., and Jing, Z. (2007). A stone kneeling figure in the Art Institute of Chicago: new evidence from scientific investigations and archaeological finds in China. In Studies of the Sculptural Arts of Asia Using Scientific Methods, edited by Janet G. Douglas, Paul Jeff, and John Winter, pp.2-11. Washington: Archetype Publications and Smithsonian Institution.

Jing, Z., Tang, J., Liu, Z., and Yue, Z. (2004). Survey and test excavation of the Huanbei Shang city in Anyang. Chinese Archaeology 4:1-20.

Jing, Z. and Rapp, G. Jr. (2003). The coastal evolution of the Ambracian embayment and its relationships to archaeological settings. Hesperia Supplement 32:157-198.

Besonen, M., Rapp, G., and Jing, Z. (2003). The lower Acheron river valley: ancient accounts and the changing landscape. Hesperia Supplement 32, 199-263.

Tang, J., Jing, Z., Rapp, G., and Liu, Z. (2003). Archaeological survey of the Huanbei Shang city in Anyang, Henan. Kaogu (Archaeology) 5:3-16.

Wen, G., and Jing, Z. (2000). Geoarchaeology studies of Fuquanshan jades. In Fuquanshan – report on the Excavation of the Neolithic site, edited by Council of Shanghai Cultural Relics, pp. 193-211. Beijing: Cultural Relics Press.

Chen, T. Rapp, G. Jr., Jing, Z., and He, N. (1999). Provenance studies of the earliest Chinese protoporcelain using instrumental neutron activation analysis. Journal of Archaeological Science 26:1003-15.

Rapp, G. Jr., Rothe, Russell, and Jing, Z. (1999). Using neutron activation analysis to source ancient tin (cassiterite). In Metals in Antiquity, edited by S. M. M. Young, A. M. Pollard, P. Budd, R. A. Ixer, pp. 153 – 162. Oxford, Archaeopress.

Wen, G., and Jing, Z. (1999). Geoarchaeologic studies of Fengxi jades. In Western Zhou Cemetery at Zhangjiapo, edited by the Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, pp. 418-446. Beijing: The Encyclopedia of China Publishing House.

Gao, T., Jing, Z., Murowchick, R. Rapp, G. Jr., and Niu, S. (1998). The investigation of the Eastern Zhou city in Shangqiu, Henan. Kaogu (Archaeology) 12:18-27.

Jing, Z. and Rapp, G. Jr. (1998). Environmental Magnetic indicators of the sedimentary context of archaeological sites in the Shangqiu area of China. Geoarchaeology 13(1):37-54.

Tang J., Jing, Z., Xu, G., and Rapp, G. Jr. (1998). A preliminary report of the regional archaeological survey in the Huan River valley.  Kaogu (Archaeology) 1998(10), 13-27.

Chen, T., Rapp, G. Jr., He, N., and Jing, Z. (1998). Provenance study with neutron activation analysis on the ceramics from Jingnansi Bronze Age site, Hubei, China. In Chinese Archaeology Enters the 21st Century, pp. 445-460. Beijing: Peking University.

Jing, Z., Rapp, G. Jr., and Gao, T. (1997). Geoarchaeological aids in the investigation of early Shang civilization on the floodplain of the lower Yellow river. World Archaeology 29(1):36-50.

Chen, T. Rapp, G. Jr., Jing, Z., and He, N. (1997).  The sourcing of the protoporcelain of Shang period by using neutron activation analysis. Kaogu (Archaeology) 1997(7), 39-52.

Wen, G. and Jing, Z. (1997). A geoarchaeological study of Chinese archaic jade. In Chinese Jade, edited by R. E. Scott, pp. 105-122. London: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Jing, Z., Rapp, G. Jr., and Gao, T. (1997).  Holocene geomorphic changes and the prehistoric and early historic sites in the Shangqiu area, Henan. Kaogu (Archaeology) 5:68-84.

Jing, Z. and Wen, G. (1996). Mineralogical inquiries into Chinese Neolithic jade. Journal of Chinese Jade 1:135-155.

Wen, G., and Jing, Z. (1996). Mineralogical studies of Chinese archaic jade. Acta Geologica Taiwanica 32:55-83.

Jing, Z., Rapp, G. Jr., and Gao, T. (1995). Holocene landscape evolution and its impact on the Neolithic and Bronze Age sites in the Shangqiu area, northern China. Geoarchaeology 6:481-513.

Wen, G., and Jing, Z. (1993) Geoarchaeologic study of the Western Zhou jade artifacts from Fengxi site, – Geoarchaeologic study of ancient Chinese jades, III. Acta Archaeologia Sinica 1:251-280, Plates 13-20.

Wen, G., and Jing, Z. (1992). Chinese Neolithic jade: a preliminary geoarchaeological study. Geoarchaeology 7(3), 251-275.


Awards

Golden Cauldron Award, National Congress of Chinese Archaeology, Chinese Society for Archaeology (2018)

Book Award for the Excavation at Huayuanzhuang East in Anyang, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (2013, co-author)

UBC Anthropology Student Association Undergraduate Teaching Award (2007)

Canada Research Chair in Asia-Pacific Archaeology (2007, renewal)

Research Award for the Discovery and Excavation of Huanbei Shang City, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (2004, co-principal investigator)

Canada Research Chair in Asia-Pacific Archaeology (2002)


Graduate Supervision

Dr. Jing has been supervising graduate students in the field of archaeology, specifically Chinese archaeology, early complex societies, and ancient technologies. Currently, he is available for taking new students who are interested in, but not limited to, the following subjects: the archaeology of early China, ceramic petrography, geoarchaeology, ancient technologies, comparative studies of early complex societies, and the archaeology of sustainability.


Zhichun Jing

Associate Professor
phone 604 822 4937
location_on ANTHROPOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY 1204

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1994

Dr. Jing’s areas of interest include the archaeology of Shang civilization, early urbanism, culture contact, environmental archaeology, the archaeology of collapse and sustainability, archaic jades, and archaeological ceramics. He has conducted fieldwork in China, Greece, and the United States. His current work has focused on the archaeology in Anyang, the last capital of the Shang Dynasty,  in collaboration with the Institute of Archaeology at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. His research has been kindly supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council in Canada (2003-2006, 2006-2009, 2009-2013, 2014-2019), the National Science Foundation (1997-2000, 2001-2003), the Henry Luce Foundation (1997-2000, 2007-2011), Canada Foundation for Innovation (2002-2005), Malcolm H. Wiener Foundation (1997-2001), National Geographic Society (2000-2002), Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (2004-2005, 2006-2008), American Council of Learned Societies (2008), the University of British Columbia Research Funds (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014), Martha Piper Research Fund (2010-2012), National Social Science Fund of China (2013-2016), Shanghai Academy (2012-2020), et al.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 Selected Authored and Edited Books

Wang, W., Jing, Z., and Chen, X. (Ed.). (2020). Bulletin of the Shanghai Archaeology Forum, Volume III - Water, Society and Civilization (English), 380 p. Beijing: Science Press (in press).

Chang, K.C., Zhang, C., Jing, Z., Tang, J., Gao, T. et al. (2017). Excavations in Eastern Henan – Archaeological Investigations into Early Shang Civilization, 548 p. Beijing: Science Press (in Chinese).

Wang, W., Jing, Z., and Chen, X. (Ed.) (2017). Bulletin of the Shanghai Archaeology Forum, Volume II – Archaeology of Culture Contact and Cultural Diversity (English), 372 p. Beijing: Science Press.

Wang, W., Jing, Z., and Chen, X. (Ed.) (2015). Bulletin of the Shanghai Archaeology Forum, Volume I – Comparative Archaeology of Ancient Civilizations (English), 408 p. Beijing: Science Press.

Jing, Z., Tang, J., and Takashima, K. (Ed.). (2008). Shang Dynasty and Early Chinese Civilization – Multiple Perspectives. Beijing: Science Press (21 chapters; in Chinese; published in October 2008)

Jing, Z. (Ed). (2007). Earth Science in Archaeology: Integration Comes of Age. Geoarchaeology: 22(1): 1-154 (special issue, containing 7 chapters)

Zhang C. Wen, G., and Jing, Z. (2007). Jades from the Western Zhou Cemetery at Zhangjiapo, 416 p. Beijing: Cultural Relics Press.

Jing, Z. (Ed). (2007). Earth Science in Archaeology: Integration Comes of Age. Geoarchaeology: 22(1): 1-154 (special issue)

Rapp, G. Jr., Allert, J., Vitali, V., and Jing, Z., Henrickson, E. (2000). The Determination of Sources of North American Artifact Copper Using Trace-Element Patterns, 156 p. Washington, D.C. The University Press of America.

 

Selected Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Yue, Z. and Jing, Z. (2019). Experimental archaeology in the study of ancient technology – experiments of pottery making and bronze casting at Yinxu. Sandai Archaeology 8: 375-395.

Yue, Z., Y. Liu, H. Yue, and Z. Jing (2019). Some issues concerning the bronze casting at Yinxu. In Shang-Zhu Bronzes: Casting Technologies, pp. 87-114. Beijing: Science Press.

Tang, J. and Jing, Z. (2018) A retrospective on the archaeology at Yinxu over the past 90 years: from the Great Shang City to a World Heritage. Kaogu (Archaeology) 613: 3-21.

Tang, J., Jing, Z., He, Y. and Wu, J. (2018) A brief report on the excavation of lead storage pit at Liujiazhuang North, Yinxu in Anyang, Henan. Kaogu (Archaeology) 613: 32-41.

Stoltman, J. B., Yue, Z., Jing, Z., et al (2018). New insights into the composition and microstructure of ceramic artifacts associated with the production of Chinese bronzes at Yinxu, the last capital of the Shang dynasty. Archaeological Research in Asia 15:88-100.

Jing, Z and Tang, J. (2017). Urban Organization and the Evolution of Simplicity at Yinxu. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Panlongcheng and Changjiang Civilization, pp. 329-349. Beijing: Science Press.

Cheung, C. Jing, Z. et al. (2017). Diets, social roles, and geographical origins of sacrificial victims at the royal cemetery at Yinxu, Shang China: New evidence from stable carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur isotope analysis. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 48:28-45.

Cheung, C. Jing, Z. et al. (2017). Social dynamics in early Bronze Age China: A multi-isotope approach. Journal of Archaeological Science Reports 16:90-101.

Zhang, H., Merrett, D. C., Jing, Z., et al (2017). Osteoarthritis, labour division, and occupational specialization of the Late Shang China - insights from Yinxu (ca. 1250 - 1046 B.C.) Plos One 12(5): e0176329.

Cheung, C. Jing, Z. et al. (2017). Examining social and cultural differentiation in early Bronze Age China using stable isotope analysis and mortuary patterning of human remains at Xin’anzhuang, Yinxu. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 9:799-816.

Yue, Z., Jing, Z., Yue, H., Niu, S., Tang, J. He, Y. and Guo, M. (2017). A study of white pottery from Yinxu. Nanfang wenwu (Cultural Heritage of the South) 4:64-74.

Zhang, H., Merrett, D. C., Jing, Z. et al (2016). Osteoarchaeological Studies of Human Systemic Stress of Early Urbanization in Late Shang at Anyang, China. PLoS One 11(4): e0151854.

Tang, J., Jing, Z., et al. (2016). Road and water systems at Huanbei and Yinxu. Acta Archaeologica Sinica (Kaogu xuebao) 3:319-342.

Jing, Z. and Wen, G. (2015). A geoarchaeological study of jades from Taosi. In Xiangfen Taosi, edited by Gao Wei, pp. 109-126. Beijing: Wenwu chubanshe.

Yue, Z., Jing, Z., et al. (2015). Raw materials and their processing for making ceramic molds, models, and cores used in bronze casting. Cultural Heritage of the South (Nanfang wenwu) 4:152-159.

Jing, Z. (2015). Petrography of the Lithics from Taosi. In Xiangfen Taosi, edited by Gao Wei, pp. 77-80. Beijing: Wenwu chubanshe.

Yue, Z., Jing, Z., Stotlman, J., and Kenoyer, M. (2014). Experimental archaeology of the manufacturing and firing of domestic pottery at Yinxu. Cultural Heritage of the South (Nanfang wenwu) 3:100-109.

Jing, Z., J. Tang, G. Rapp and J. Stoltman (2013). Recent discoveries and some thoughts on early urbanization in Anyang, China. In A Companion to Chinese Archaeology, edited by A. P. Underhill, pp. 343-366. John Wiley & Sons, New York.

Jing, Z. Tang, J., and He, Y. (2012). Jade Use and the Materialization of Social Relations during the Shang Dynasty. In Yinxu and Shang Culture, edited by the Insitute of Archaeology, CASS, pp. 86-117. Beijing: Science Press.

Rapp, J. and Jing, Z. (2011). Human-environment interactions in the development of early Chinese civilization. In Human Interactions with the Geosphere: The Geoarchaeological Perspective, edited by L. Wilson. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, vol. 352, p. 125–136.

Jing, Z. Tang, J., and He, Y. (2011). Jade Use and the Materialization of Social Relations during the Shang Dynasty. In Yinxu and Shang Culture, edited by the Insitute of Archaeology, CASS, pp. 86-117. Beijing: Science Press.

Hill, C. L., Rapp, G. and Jing, Z. (2011). Alluvial stratigraphy and geoarchaeology in the Big Fork River Valley, Minnesota: human response to Late Holocene environmental change. In Human Interactions with the Geosphere: The Geoarchaeological Perspective, edited by L. Wilson. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, vol. 352, p. 109–124.

Tang, J. and Jing, Z. (2010). Architectural reconstruction of two palace/temple complexes at Huanbei Shang City. Kaogu (Archaeology) 1:23-35.

Tang, J. Jing, Z., and Liu, Z. (2010). The survey and excavation of the inner city at Huanbei Shang city. Kaogu (Archaeology) 1:3-8.

Tang, J., Jing, Z. and M. Wagner, M. (2010). New discoveries in Yinxu/Anyang and their contribution to the chronology of Shang capitals in Bronze Age China. In Bridging Eurasia, edited by M. Wagner and W. Wang, pp. 125-144. Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Berlin.

Cao, X., Xu, Q., Jing, Z. and Tang, J. (2010). Holocene climate change and human impacts implied from the pollen records in Anyang, central China. Quaternary International 227(1):3-9.

Jing, Z. (2009). Mineralogical Investigation into the jades excavated from Tomb 71 at Shizhaishan. In Fifth Excavation of the Shizhaishan Site, Yunnan, edited by Jiang Zhilong, pp. 220-231. Beijing: Cultural Relics Press.

Tang, J. and Jing, Z. (2009). The Shang yi-settlements and the ”Great City Shang” in Anyang. Kaogu (Archaeology), 9:70-80.

Stoltman, J., Jing, Z., Tang, J., and Rapp, G. (2009). Ceramic production in Shang societies of Anyang. Asian Perspective, 33(1): 181-202.

Stoltman, J., Jing, Z., Tang, J., and Rapp, G. (2008). The pottery production in Shang Dynasty. In Shang Dynasty and Early Chinese Civilization – Multiple Perspectives, edited by Jing, Z., Tang, J., and Takashima, K. Beijing: Science Press.

Tang, J., and Jing, Z. (2008). The structure of Bronze cultures in the Ganjiang valley. In Sandai Archaeology Volume 3, edited by the Institute of Archaeology at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Beijing: Science Press.

Jing, Z. et al. (2007). Geoarchaeology of the excavated jades from Tomb 54 at Huayuanzhuang, Anyang. In Excavation at Huayuanzhuang East, Anyang, edited by the Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, pp. 345-387, plates 58-67. Beijing: Science Press.

Jing, Z. (2007). Integration comes of age: a conversation with Rip Rapp. Geoarchaeology, 22(1):1-15.

Casadio, F., Xu, J., Pearlstein, E., Faber K. T., Knowles, A., and Jing, Z. (2007). A stone kneeling figure in the Art Institute of Chicago: new evidence from scientific investigations and archaeological finds in China. In Studies of the Sculptural Arts of Asia Using Scientific Methods, edited by Janet G. Douglas, Paul Jeff, and John Winter, pp.2-11. Washington: Archetype Publications and Smithsonian Institution.

Jing, Z., Tang, J., Liu, Z., and Yue, Z. (2004). Survey and test excavation of the Huanbei Shang city in Anyang. Chinese Archaeology 4:1-20.

Jing, Z. and Rapp, G. Jr. (2003). The coastal evolution of the Ambracian embayment and its relationships to archaeological settings. Hesperia Supplement 32:157-198.

Besonen, M., Rapp, G., and Jing, Z. (2003). The lower Acheron river valley: ancient accounts and the changing landscape. Hesperia Supplement 32, 199-263.

Tang, J., Jing, Z., Rapp, G., and Liu, Z. (2003). Archaeological survey of the Huanbei Shang city in Anyang, Henan. Kaogu (Archaeology) 5:3-16.

Wen, G., and Jing, Z. (2000). Geoarchaeology studies of Fuquanshan jades. In Fuquanshan – report on the Excavation of the Neolithic site, edited by Council of Shanghai Cultural Relics, pp. 193-211. Beijing: Cultural Relics Press.

Chen, T. Rapp, G. Jr., Jing, Z., and He, N. (1999). Provenance studies of the earliest Chinese protoporcelain using instrumental neutron activation analysis. Journal of Archaeological Science 26:1003-15.

Rapp, G. Jr., Rothe, Russell, and Jing, Z. (1999). Using neutron activation analysis to source ancient tin (cassiterite). In Metals in Antiquity, edited by S. M. M. Young, A. M. Pollard, P. Budd, R. A. Ixer, pp. 153 – 162. Oxford, Archaeopress.

Wen, G., and Jing, Z. (1999). Geoarchaeologic studies of Fengxi jades. In Western Zhou Cemetery at Zhangjiapo, edited by the Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, pp. 418-446. Beijing: The Encyclopedia of China Publishing House.

Gao, T., Jing, Z., Murowchick, R. Rapp, G. Jr., and Niu, S. (1998). The investigation of the Eastern Zhou city in Shangqiu, Henan. Kaogu (Archaeology) 12:18-27.

Jing, Z. and Rapp, G. Jr. (1998). Environmental Magnetic indicators of the sedimentary context of archaeological sites in the Shangqiu area of China. Geoarchaeology 13(1):37-54.

Tang J., Jing, Z., Xu, G., and Rapp, G. Jr. (1998). A preliminary report of the regional archaeological survey in the Huan River valley.  Kaogu (Archaeology) 1998(10), 13-27.

Chen, T., Rapp, G. Jr., He, N., and Jing, Z. (1998). Provenance study with neutron activation analysis on the ceramics from Jingnansi Bronze Age site, Hubei, China. In Chinese Archaeology Enters the 21st Century, pp. 445-460. Beijing: Peking University.

Jing, Z., Rapp, G. Jr., and Gao, T. (1997). Geoarchaeological aids in the investigation of early Shang civilization on the floodplain of the lower Yellow river. World Archaeology 29(1):36-50.

Chen, T. Rapp, G. Jr., Jing, Z., and He, N. (1997).  The sourcing of the protoporcelain of Shang period by using neutron activation analysis. Kaogu (Archaeology) 1997(7), 39-52.

Wen, G. and Jing, Z. (1997). A geoarchaeological study of Chinese archaic jade. In Chinese Jade, edited by R. E. Scott, pp. 105-122. London: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Jing, Z., Rapp, G. Jr., and Gao, T. (1997).  Holocene geomorphic changes and the prehistoric and early historic sites in the Shangqiu area, Henan. Kaogu (Archaeology) 5:68-84.

Jing, Z. and Wen, G. (1996). Mineralogical inquiries into Chinese Neolithic jade. Journal of Chinese Jade 1:135-155.

Wen, G., and Jing, Z. (1996). Mineralogical studies of Chinese archaic jade. Acta Geologica Taiwanica 32:55-83.

Jing, Z., Rapp, G. Jr., and Gao, T. (1995). Holocene landscape evolution and its impact on the Neolithic and Bronze Age sites in the Shangqiu area, northern China. Geoarchaeology 6:481-513.

Wen, G., and Jing, Z. (1993) Geoarchaeologic study of the Western Zhou jade artifacts from Fengxi site, - Geoarchaeologic study of ancient Chinese jades, III. Acta Archaeologia Sinica 1:251-280, Plates 13-20.

Wen, G., and Jing, Z. (1992). Chinese Neolithic jade: a preliminary geoarchaeological study. Geoarchaeology 7(3), 251-275.

Golden Cauldron Award, National Congress of Chinese Archaeology, Chinese Society for Archaeology (2018)

Book Award for the Excavation at Huayuanzhuang East in Anyang, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (2013, co-author)

UBC Anthropology Student Association Undergraduate Teaching Award (2007)

Canada Research Chair in Asia-Pacific Archaeology (2007, renewal)

Research Award for the Discovery and Excavation of Huanbei Shang City, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (2004, co-principal investigator)

Canada Research Chair in Asia-Pacific Archaeology (2002)

Dr. Jing has been supervising graduate students in the field of archaeology, specifically Chinese archaeology, early complex societies, and ancient technologies. Currently, he is available for taking new students who are interested in, but not limited to, the following subjects: the archaeology of early China, ceramic petrography, geoarchaeology, ancient technologies, comparative studies of early complex societies, and the archaeology of sustainability.

Zhichun Jing

Associate Professor
phone 604 822 4937
location_on ANTHROPOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY 1204

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1994

Dr. Jing’s areas of interest include the archaeology of Shang civilization, early urbanism, culture contact, environmental archaeology, the archaeology of collapse and sustainability, archaic jades, and archaeological ceramics. He has conducted fieldwork in China, Greece, and the United States. His current work has focused on the archaeology in Anyang, the last capital of the Shang Dynasty,  in collaboration with the Institute of Archaeology at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. His research has been kindly supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council in Canada (2003-2006, 2006-2009, 2009-2013, 2014-2019), the National Science Foundation (1997-2000, 2001-2003), the Henry Luce Foundation (1997-2000, 2007-2011), Canada Foundation for Innovation (2002-2005), Malcolm H. Wiener Foundation (1997-2001), National Geographic Society (2000-2002), Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (2004-2005, 2006-2008), American Council of Learned Societies (2008), the University of British Columbia Research Funds (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014), Martha Piper Research Fund (2010-2012), National Social Science Fund of China (2013-2016), Shanghai Academy (2012-2020), et al.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 Selected Authored and Edited Books

Wang, W., Jing, Z., and Chen, X. (Ed.). (2020). Bulletin of the Shanghai Archaeology Forum, Volume III - Water, Society and Civilization (English), 380 p. Beijing: Science Press (in press).

Chang, K.C., Zhang, C., Jing, Z., Tang, J., Gao, T. et al. (2017). Excavations in Eastern Henan – Archaeological Investigations into Early Shang Civilization, 548 p. Beijing: Science Press (in Chinese).

Wang, W., Jing, Z., and Chen, X. (Ed.) (2017). Bulletin of the Shanghai Archaeology Forum, Volume II – Archaeology of Culture Contact and Cultural Diversity (English), 372 p. Beijing: Science Press.

Wang, W., Jing, Z., and Chen, X. (Ed.) (2015). Bulletin of the Shanghai Archaeology Forum, Volume I – Comparative Archaeology of Ancient Civilizations (English), 408 p. Beijing: Science Press.

Jing, Z., Tang, J., and Takashima, K. (Ed.). (2008). Shang Dynasty and Early Chinese Civilization – Multiple Perspectives. Beijing: Science Press (21 chapters; in Chinese; published in October 2008)

Jing, Z. (Ed). (2007). Earth Science in Archaeology: Integration Comes of Age. Geoarchaeology: 22(1): 1-154 (special issue, containing 7 chapters)

Zhang C. Wen, G., and Jing, Z. (2007). Jades from the Western Zhou Cemetery at Zhangjiapo, 416 p. Beijing: Cultural Relics Press.

Jing, Z. (Ed). (2007). Earth Science in Archaeology: Integration Comes of Age. Geoarchaeology: 22(1): 1-154 (special issue)

Rapp, G. Jr., Allert, J., Vitali, V., and Jing, Z., Henrickson, E. (2000). The Determination of Sources of North American Artifact Copper Using Trace-Element Patterns, 156 p. Washington, D.C. The University Press of America.

 

Selected Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Yue, Z. and Jing, Z. (2019). Experimental archaeology in the study of ancient technology – experiments of pottery making and bronze casting at Yinxu. Sandai Archaeology 8: 375-395.

Yue, Z., Y. Liu, H. Yue, and Z. Jing (2019). Some issues concerning the bronze casting at Yinxu. In Shang-Zhu Bronzes: Casting Technologies, pp. 87-114. Beijing: Science Press.

Tang, J. and Jing, Z. (2018) A retrospective on the archaeology at Yinxu over the past 90 years: from the Great Shang City to a World Heritage. Kaogu (Archaeology) 613: 3-21.

Tang, J., Jing, Z., He, Y. and Wu, J. (2018) A brief report on the excavation of lead storage pit at Liujiazhuang North, Yinxu in Anyang, Henan. Kaogu (Archaeology) 613: 32-41.

Stoltman, J. B., Yue, Z., Jing, Z., et al (2018). New insights into the composition and microstructure of ceramic artifacts associated with the production of Chinese bronzes at Yinxu, the last capital of the Shang dynasty. Archaeological Research in Asia 15:88-100.

Jing, Z and Tang, J. (2017). Urban Organization and the Evolution of Simplicity at Yinxu. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Panlongcheng and Changjiang Civilization, pp. 329-349. Beijing: Science Press.

Cheung, C. Jing, Z. et al. (2017). Diets, social roles, and geographical origins of sacrificial victims at the royal cemetery at Yinxu, Shang China: New evidence from stable carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur isotope analysis. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 48:28-45.

Cheung, C. Jing, Z. et al. (2017). Social dynamics in early Bronze Age China: A multi-isotope approach. Journal of Archaeological Science Reports 16:90-101.

Zhang, H., Merrett, D. C., Jing, Z., et al (2017). Osteoarthritis, labour division, and occupational specialization of the Late Shang China - insights from Yinxu (ca. 1250 - 1046 B.C.) Plos One 12(5): e0176329.

Cheung, C. Jing, Z. et al. (2017). Examining social and cultural differentiation in early Bronze Age China using stable isotope analysis and mortuary patterning of human remains at Xin’anzhuang, Yinxu. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 9:799-816.

Yue, Z., Jing, Z., Yue, H., Niu, S., Tang, J. He, Y. and Guo, M. (2017). A study of white pottery from Yinxu. Nanfang wenwu (Cultural Heritage of the South) 4:64-74.

Zhang, H., Merrett, D. C., Jing, Z. et al (2016). Osteoarchaeological Studies of Human Systemic Stress of Early Urbanization in Late Shang at Anyang, China. PLoS One 11(4): e0151854.

Tang, J., Jing, Z., et al. (2016). Road and water systems at Huanbei and Yinxu. Acta Archaeologica Sinica (Kaogu xuebao) 3:319-342.

Jing, Z. and Wen, G. (2015). A geoarchaeological study of jades from Taosi. In Xiangfen Taosi, edited by Gao Wei, pp. 109-126. Beijing: Wenwu chubanshe.

Yue, Z., Jing, Z., et al. (2015). Raw materials and their processing for making ceramic molds, models, and cores used in bronze casting. Cultural Heritage of the South (Nanfang wenwu) 4:152-159.

Jing, Z. (2015). Petrography of the Lithics from Taosi. In Xiangfen Taosi, edited by Gao Wei, pp. 77-80. Beijing: Wenwu chubanshe.

Yue, Z., Jing, Z., Stotlman, J., and Kenoyer, M. (2014). Experimental archaeology of the manufacturing and firing of domestic pottery at Yinxu. Cultural Heritage of the South (Nanfang wenwu) 3:100-109.

Jing, Z., J. Tang, G. Rapp and J. Stoltman (2013). Recent discoveries and some thoughts on early urbanization in Anyang, China. In A Companion to Chinese Archaeology, edited by A. P. Underhill, pp. 343-366. John Wiley & Sons, New York.

Jing, Z. Tang, J., and He, Y. (2012). Jade Use and the Materialization of Social Relations during the Shang Dynasty. In Yinxu and Shang Culture, edited by the Insitute of Archaeology, CASS, pp. 86-117. Beijing: Science Press.

Rapp, J. and Jing, Z. (2011). Human-environment interactions in the development of early Chinese civilization. In Human Interactions with the Geosphere: The Geoarchaeological Perspective, edited by L. Wilson. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, vol. 352, p. 125–136.

Jing, Z. Tang, J., and He, Y. (2011). Jade Use and the Materialization of Social Relations during the Shang Dynasty. In Yinxu and Shang Culture, edited by the Insitute of Archaeology, CASS, pp. 86-117. Beijing: Science Press.

Hill, C. L., Rapp, G. and Jing, Z. (2011). Alluvial stratigraphy and geoarchaeology in the Big Fork River Valley, Minnesota: human response to Late Holocene environmental change. In Human Interactions with the Geosphere: The Geoarchaeological Perspective, edited by L. Wilson. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, vol. 352, p. 109–124.

Tang, J. and Jing, Z. (2010). Architectural reconstruction of two palace/temple complexes at Huanbei Shang City. Kaogu (Archaeology) 1:23-35.

Tang, J. Jing, Z., and Liu, Z. (2010). The survey and excavation of the inner city at Huanbei Shang city. Kaogu (Archaeology) 1:3-8.

Tang, J., Jing, Z. and M. Wagner, M. (2010). New discoveries in Yinxu/Anyang and their contribution to the chronology of Shang capitals in Bronze Age China. In Bridging Eurasia, edited by M. Wagner and W. Wang, pp. 125-144. Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Berlin.

Cao, X., Xu, Q., Jing, Z. and Tang, J. (2010). Holocene climate change and human impacts implied from the pollen records in Anyang, central China. Quaternary International 227(1):3-9.

Jing, Z. (2009). Mineralogical Investigation into the jades excavated from Tomb 71 at Shizhaishan. In Fifth Excavation of the Shizhaishan Site, Yunnan, edited by Jiang Zhilong, pp. 220-231. Beijing: Cultural Relics Press.

Tang, J. and Jing, Z. (2009). The Shang yi-settlements and the ”Great City Shang” in Anyang. Kaogu (Archaeology), 9:70-80.

Stoltman, J., Jing, Z., Tang, J., and Rapp, G. (2009). Ceramic production in Shang societies of Anyang. Asian Perspective, 33(1): 181-202.

Stoltman, J., Jing, Z., Tang, J., and Rapp, G. (2008). The pottery production in Shang Dynasty. In Shang Dynasty and Early Chinese Civilization – Multiple Perspectives, edited by Jing, Z., Tang, J., and Takashima, K. Beijing: Science Press.

Tang, J., and Jing, Z. (2008). The structure of Bronze cultures in the Ganjiang valley. In Sandai Archaeology Volume 3, edited by the Institute of Archaeology at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Beijing: Science Press.

Jing, Z. et al. (2007). Geoarchaeology of the excavated jades from Tomb 54 at Huayuanzhuang, Anyang. In Excavation at Huayuanzhuang East, Anyang, edited by the Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, pp. 345-387, plates 58-67. Beijing: Science Press.

Jing, Z. (2007). Integration comes of age: a conversation with Rip Rapp. Geoarchaeology, 22(1):1-15.

Casadio, F., Xu, J., Pearlstein, E., Faber K. T., Knowles, A., and Jing, Z. (2007). A stone kneeling figure in the Art Institute of Chicago: new evidence from scientific investigations and archaeological finds in China. In Studies of the Sculptural Arts of Asia Using Scientific Methods, edited by Janet G. Douglas, Paul Jeff, and John Winter, pp.2-11. Washington: Archetype Publications and Smithsonian Institution.

Jing, Z., Tang, J., Liu, Z., and Yue, Z. (2004). Survey and test excavation of the Huanbei Shang city in Anyang. Chinese Archaeology 4:1-20.

Jing, Z. and Rapp, G. Jr. (2003). The coastal evolution of the Ambracian embayment and its relationships to archaeological settings. Hesperia Supplement 32:157-198.

Besonen, M., Rapp, G., and Jing, Z. (2003). The lower Acheron river valley: ancient accounts and the changing landscape. Hesperia Supplement 32, 199-263.

Tang, J., Jing, Z., Rapp, G., and Liu, Z. (2003). Archaeological survey of the Huanbei Shang city in Anyang, Henan. Kaogu (Archaeology) 5:3-16.

Wen, G., and Jing, Z. (2000). Geoarchaeology studies of Fuquanshan jades. In Fuquanshan – report on the Excavation of the Neolithic site, edited by Council of Shanghai Cultural Relics, pp. 193-211. Beijing: Cultural Relics Press.

Chen, T. Rapp, G. Jr., Jing, Z., and He, N. (1999). Provenance studies of the earliest Chinese protoporcelain using instrumental neutron activation analysis. Journal of Archaeological Science 26:1003-15.

Rapp, G. Jr., Rothe, Russell, and Jing, Z. (1999). Using neutron activation analysis to source ancient tin (cassiterite). In Metals in Antiquity, edited by S. M. M. Young, A. M. Pollard, P. Budd, R. A. Ixer, pp. 153 – 162. Oxford, Archaeopress.

Wen, G., and Jing, Z. (1999). Geoarchaeologic studies of Fengxi jades. In Western Zhou Cemetery at Zhangjiapo, edited by the Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, pp. 418-446. Beijing: The Encyclopedia of China Publishing House.

Gao, T., Jing, Z., Murowchick, R. Rapp, G. Jr., and Niu, S. (1998). The investigation of the Eastern Zhou city in Shangqiu, Henan. Kaogu (Archaeology) 12:18-27.

Jing, Z. and Rapp, G. Jr. (1998). Environmental Magnetic indicators of the sedimentary context of archaeological sites in the Shangqiu area of China. Geoarchaeology 13(1):37-54.

Tang J., Jing, Z., Xu, G., and Rapp, G. Jr. (1998). A preliminary report of the regional archaeological survey in the Huan River valley.  Kaogu (Archaeology) 1998(10), 13-27.

Chen, T., Rapp, G. Jr., He, N., and Jing, Z. (1998). Provenance study with neutron activation analysis on the ceramics from Jingnansi Bronze Age site, Hubei, China. In Chinese Archaeology Enters the 21st Century, pp. 445-460. Beijing: Peking University.

Jing, Z., Rapp, G. Jr., and Gao, T. (1997). Geoarchaeological aids in the investigation of early Shang civilization on the floodplain of the lower Yellow river. World Archaeology 29(1):36-50.

Chen, T. Rapp, G. Jr., Jing, Z., and He, N. (1997).  The sourcing of the protoporcelain of Shang period by using neutron activation analysis. Kaogu (Archaeology) 1997(7), 39-52.

Wen, G. and Jing, Z. (1997). A geoarchaeological study of Chinese archaic jade. In Chinese Jade, edited by R. E. Scott, pp. 105-122. London: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Jing, Z., Rapp, G. Jr., and Gao, T. (1997).  Holocene geomorphic changes and the prehistoric and early historic sites in the Shangqiu area, Henan. Kaogu (Archaeology) 5:68-84.

Jing, Z. and Wen, G. (1996). Mineralogical inquiries into Chinese Neolithic jade. Journal of Chinese Jade 1:135-155.

Wen, G., and Jing, Z. (1996). Mineralogical studies of Chinese archaic jade. Acta Geologica Taiwanica 32:55-83.

Jing, Z., Rapp, G. Jr., and Gao, T. (1995). Holocene landscape evolution and its impact on the Neolithic and Bronze Age sites in the Shangqiu area, northern China. Geoarchaeology 6:481-513.

Wen, G., and Jing, Z. (1993) Geoarchaeologic study of the Western Zhou jade artifacts from Fengxi site, - Geoarchaeologic study of ancient Chinese jades, III. Acta Archaeologia Sinica 1:251-280, Plates 13-20.

Wen, G., and Jing, Z. (1992). Chinese Neolithic jade: a preliminary geoarchaeological study. Geoarchaeology 7(3), 251-275.

Golden Cauldron Award, National Congress of Chinese Archaeology, Chinese Society for Archaeology (2018)

Book Award for the Excavation at Huayuanzhuang East in Anyang, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (2013, co-author)

UBC Anthropology Student Association Undergraduate Teaching Award (2007)

Canada Research Chair in Asia-Pacific Archaeology (2007, renewal)

Research Award for the Discovery and Excavation of Huanbei Shang City, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (2004, co-principal investigator)

Canada Research Chair in Asia-Pacific Archaeology (2002)

Dr. Jing has been supervising graduate students in the field of archaeology, specifically Chinese archaeology, early complex societies, and ancient technologies. Currently, he is available for taking new students who are interested in, but not limited to, the following subjects: the archaeology of early China, ceramic petrography, geoarchaeology, ancient technologies, comparative studies of early complex societies, and the archaeology of sustainability.