Dr Hsiao-chun Hung
Areas of expertise
- Archaeology 2101
1. Prehistory of East Asia (southern China, Taiwan), Southeast Asia, and the Mariana Islands of Western Micronesia;
2. Ancient migrations;
3. Archaeological and historical evidence of maritime trade networks, especially around the South China Sea;
4. Ancient ornaments and artistic expressions.
Currently involved in archaeological research projects in China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, southern Thailand and the Marianas Islands
Teaching of courses:
1. Archaeology of China (ASIA 2203);
2. Archaeology in Asia (In-country course; ASIA 3051, 6151);
3. also supervising students for Readings in Asian Societies and Histories (ASIA 3012) and Graduate Reading Course in Archaeological Science (ARCH 8038)
Archaeology in Taiwan: http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/students/exchange-study-abroad/archaeology
ANU Experience Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R34wCpvxisg
1. The 2014 Governor's Humanities Award for Research and Publication in the Commowealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (awarded in 2014, with Dr Mike Carson);
2. The 12th Excellent Research Award of Philosophy and Science of Beijing City, China (awarded in 2012, with Professor Zhang Chi of Peking University, for the publication of " The Emergence of Agriculture in Southern China" in the leading international journal "Antiquity");
1. Evolution of the Economic Landscape in Taiwan: Looking Inward and Outward (Chief Investigator; with Dr Mike Carson/ ARC Discovery Project, Australia) (Grant No. DP150104458, 2015-2017)
2. Neolithic Transition in Island Southeast Asia: Food-production by Austronesian Migrants on Their Way from Taiwan to the Pacific (Chief Investigator; with Dr. Mike Carson/ Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation, Taipei) (Grant No. RG017-P-13, 2014-2016)
3. Landscape, Resources and Human Migration during the Southeast Asian Neolithic (Secondary Investigator/ ARC Discovery Project, Australia)(Grant No. DP140100384, 2014-2016)
4. Archaeological Research of Austronesian Neolithic Origins and Relations at the House of Taga Site in Tinian, Mariana Islands (Chief Investigator; with Dr Mike Carson/ Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation,Taipei) (Grant No. RG021-P-10, 2011-2013)
5. The Archaeological and Biological Foundations of Southest Asia, 2500-1000 BC (Secondary Investigator/ ARC Discovery Project, Australia)(Grant No. DP 110101097, 2011-2013)
6. A Study of Ancient Jade Trading Networks in Prehistoric Southern China and Southeast Asia, 3000 BC to AD 500 (Chief Investigator/ ARC Discovery Project, Australia) (Grant No. DP 0987081, 2009-2012)
Other projects in which I am involved:
1. Out of Africa: Dispersal of Homo Sapiens to Asia (Chief investigator: Professor Hirofumi Matsumura), supported by KAKENHI from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), 2016-2020.
2. Study at Prehistoric Hunter-gatherers' Burial Sites in China: Understanding Human History in Eastern Part of Eurasia (Chief investigator: Professor Hirofumi Matsumura), supported by KAKENHI from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), 2013-2017.
3. Origins and Early Development of Agriculture in China (Chief investigator: Associate Dean, Professor Zhang Chi), supported by School of Archaeology and Museology, Peking University, Beijing, China, 2009-2018.
4. The Spread of Rice Agriculture into Taiwan, Island Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands in the Middle and Late Holocene (Chief Investigator: Dr. Deng Zhenhua, supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2017-2019.
Primary supervisor for Ph.D thesis:
Chao HUANG: The Allure of Jade- T-Sectioned Bangles and Yazhang in Ancient China and Mainland Southeast Asia (ca. 2300-500 BC) (recipient of the CIW Scholarship/ANU, awarded in 2014)
Tuukka KAIKKONEN: TBA (recipient of the IPRS Scholarship/ANU, awarded in 2016)
Wanwen Deng: Archaeological Study from Late Pleistocene to Early Holocene in Southern China (recipient of the ANU-CSC Scholarship/Peking University, awarded in 2016 for one year exchange study at ANU)
Primary supervisor for M.A. thesis:
Izumi BRADDICK 2015. The Jade Trade in Ancient Japan: An Archaeological Investigation of the Jade Exchange Network in Aomori (Tohoku Region) during the Jomon Period (14,000-500 BC) (recipient of the Daiwa Scholarship, awarded in 2016 for PhD study in Oxford).
Brian LI 2017. Shifts in Canarium Exploitation: Understanding Prehistoric Ecological and Societal Changes in Southern China, Southeast Asia, and Oceania
Grants are drawn from ARIES. To add Projects or Grants please contact your College Research Office.
- Evolution of the Economic Landscape in Taiwan: Looking Inward and Outward (Primary Investigator)
- Landscape, resources and human migration during the Southeast Asian Neolithic (Secondary Investigator)
- The Archaeological and Biological Foundations of Southeast Asia, 2500 to 1000 BC (Secondary Investigator)