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Dr Guohua Yang

Dr Guohua Yang

Postdoctoral Member, Cambridge Heritage Research Centre

Senior Research Associate, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

Fellow, Cambridge Philosophical Society

Fellow, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

Guohua Yang is available for consultancy.


Dr Yang (MA in Public Archaeology, UCL; PhD in Archaeology [World Heritage studies], University of Cambridge), prior to his PhD research in Cambridge, Dr Yang worked as a Cultural Heritage Expert at the UNESCO Office Beijing (on the production of an international textbook: Paper Conservation Guidelines: The Methodology of Paper Conservation and Paper Making Traditions in East Asia: 2008-2012); and on the international research project 'Chinese Sites for UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List: Presentation and Management' with SOAS, University of London, UK, in collaboration with Bologna University, Italy (2009-2010), and as Deputy Director of Expert Committee of China Cultural Heritage Foundation, the Ministry of Culture, P.R. China (2008-2010). He is the author of World Heritage in China (English and Chinese), the Central Party Literature Press (Zhongyang wenxian chubanshe), Beijing, 2008.


Key Publications

Sørensen, M.L.S. & G. Yang 2021. “‘Discipline Formation’: the Yangshao Culture and the European Influences in the Development of a Modern Chinese Archaeology”, European Review, Cambridge University Press. (accepted and forthcoming paper)

Sørensen, M.L.S. & G. Yang 2021. “Under the Surface: Development of an explorative archaeology in China”, Archaeology, History, Philosophy and Heritage: Essays in Honour of Tim Murray, Springer. (accepted and forthcoming paper)

Yang, G. & S. Tan 2013. Mysterious, Holy, Imperial: Splendours of Jade in the Yuzu Museum of Art in China (English and Chinese). Beijing: China Social Sciences Press.

Yang, G. 2008. World Heritage in China (English and Chinese). Beijing: Central Party Literature Press (Zhongyang wenxian chubanshe).

Yang, G. 2006. Handbook of Marks on Chinese Ceramics, (ed.) for G. Davison's new version. 

Yang, G. 2005. Ancient Chinese Bronze Vessels Overseas, (ed.) for Wang, T. History of Art and Archaeology Department, SOAS, University of London, UK.

Yang, G. 2001. The Collected Works of Sanmenxia Archaeology, (ed.) for Xu, H. & H. Yang. Singapore: Trend (F.E.) Publishing Centre and Beijing: National Archives Press (Zhongguo dangan chubanshe).

Yang, G. 2000. The Discoveries and Researches of Guo State Tombs Sites, (ed.) for Wang, B. Singapore: Trend (F.E.) Publishing Centre and Beijing: China Social Science Academy Press (Zhongguo sheke wenxian chubanshe).

Yang, G. 1996. The End of the Century Shepherd (Shiji mo de muyangren), a book of Chinese poetry, Beijing: International Culture Press.