Yung-ti Li

Visiting Research Scholar Spring 2024

Yung-ti Li is associate professor in East Asian languages and civilizations at the University of Chicago. Li's research interests focus on the archeology of Bronze Age China, including topics in craft specialization and production, especially bronze casting and bone working technologies, the rise of social complexity, inter-regional interaction, and state formation in ancient China. He currently has research and field projects in Taiwan and China. Li is the author of Kingly Crafts: The Archaeology of Craft Production in Late Shang China (2022, Columbia University Press, New York), and the editor of Periphery and Center: Archaeological Research of Anyang and the Surrounding Regions (2016, Academia Sinica, Taipei), Gems of Yinxu: Catalogue of Selected Artifacts from Anyang in the Institute of History and Philology (2009, Academia Sinica, Taipei) and Archaeologia Sinica Number Four: Ta Ssu K'ung Ts'un --- Settlement and Cemeteries of the Yin-Shang and Eastern Chou Periods at Anyang, Honan (2008, Academia Sinica, Taipei).