Featured project: Zhongba: Salt production, specialization and interregional interaction 

Zhongba Site Mound
The Zhongba site mound from
downstream along the Ganjing River in 2001
Courtesy of Rowan Flad

Research undertaken by Rowan Flad, Dept. of Anthropology, Harvard University, focuses on the site of Zhongba, in Zhong Xian County, Chongqing Municipality, China. Issues explored include the study of salt production at the site and how excavated remains relate to issues in economic anthropology. Research at Zhongba speaks to issues of trade and interregional interaction as well. Published works on this project have centered on analyses of animal remains from the site, radiocarbon dates and their significance in understanding technological change in the region, and how salt production in Zhongba can be used to study the nature of specialization at the site.


Example of a record from Anthropological Literature:

Evaluating fish and meat salting at prehistoric Zhongba, China

Author(s): Flad, Rowan K.
Subject(s): Zhongba Site (China) | Neolithic period -- China -- Chongqing | Yangtze River Watershed (China) -- Antiquities | Mounds -- China -- Chongqing | Salt industry and trade, Ancient -- China -- Chongqing | Salted fish | Dried meat | Meat -- Preservation | Subsistence economy, Ancient -- China -- Chongqing | Bronze age -- China -- Chongqing
In: Journal of field archaeology, v. 30, no. 3 (2005), p. 231-253


Featured journals in Asian Studies

Below is a list of selected journal titles in Asian Studies meant to illustrate the breadth of coverage in the Anthropological Literature e-resource. It is only a representative sample. For a complete list of currently indexed journal titles, please click on the "Currently Indexed Journals" tab.

Incense burner in the form of a cat
Peabody ID: 27-22-60/E3286
Peabody Collections Online

Ren lei xue xue bao = Acta anthropologica Sinica  Indexed 1982-
Anthropology review  Indexed 2002-
Asian anthropology Indexed 2002-
Asian perspectives  Indexed 1957-
Bunka jinruigaku = Japanese journal of cultural anthropology  Indexed 2004-
Chinese archaeology  Indexed 2001-
Kokogaku Zasshi  Indexed 1914-
Taiwan ren lei xue kan = Taiwan journal of anthropology  Indexed 2003-



Lady's shoe
Peabody ID: 67-9-60/109
Peabody Collections Online

Additional resources

The Rübel Asiatic Research Collection, Fine Arts Library, Harvard Library

The Rev. Claude L. Pickens, Jr. Collection on Muslims in China, The Harvard-Yenching Library, Harvard Library

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Botanical and Cultural Images of Eastern Asia, 1907-1927, The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Naxi manuscripts collection, Harvard-Yenching Library, Harvard Library


Ming Qing women's writings, McGill-Harvard Yenching Library Digitization Project

Early photography of Japan, Harvard Library

Harvard University Asia Center


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