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Curriculum Vitae

David William Pankenier
Department of Modern Languages & Literature

Lehigh University, 9 West Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015 USA

Webpage: http://www.lehigh.edu/~dwp0/

Education:


Stanford University, M.A. Chinese 1979, Ph.D. Asian Languages 1983

Inter-University Program for Chinese Studies, Taipei, Taiwan, 1974-75

Private study with Aisin Gioro Yü-yün, Taipei, Taiwan, 1975-77

University of Stockholm, fil. kand. Chinese, 1972

University of Rochester, A.B. History 1968

Université de Paris-Sorbonne, Diplôme d’études de civilisation française (avec la mention), 1967


Employment:

2013-14 C.V. Starr Foundation, East Asian Studies Endowment Fund Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ

2010-11 Visiting International Fellow, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study

1998- Professor of Chinese, Lehigh University

1989-97 Associate Professor of Chinese, Lehigh University

1986-89 Assistant Professor of Chinese, Lehigh University

1984-86 Adjunct Lecturer in Chinese, University of Stockholm, Sweden

1983-84 Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese, University of British Columbia, Canada

1973-74 Lecturer in Chinese, Swedish Foreign Ministry, Stockholm, Sweden

Languages:


Chinese: speaking, reading: excellent, writing: good

Swedish: speaking, reading, writing: near-native fluency

French: reading, speaking, writing: good

German: reading: good

Japanese: reading: good

RESEARCH, SCHOLARSHIP, AND RELATED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

Publications

  1. Books


Astrology and Cosmology in Early China: Conforming Earth to Heaven (Cambridge: Cambridge University, 2013).

East Asian Archaeoastronomy: Historical Records of Comet and Meteor Shower Observations of China, Japan, and Korea, David W. Pankenier, Zhentao Xu & Yaotiao Jiang (Youngstown: Cambria, 2008).

中國上古史實揭密: 天文考古學研究 (Revealing the Secrets of Ancient Chinese History: Research in Archaeoastronomy), (Shanghai: Shanghai guji, 2008).



Archaeoastronomy in East Asia: Historical Records of Astronomical Observations of China, Japan and Korea, Zhentao Xu, David W. Pankenier & Yaotiao Jiang (Amsterdam: Gordon & Breach, 2000).
  1. Book Chapters


“Shang Oracle Bones,” Handbook of Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy (New York: Springer Science+Business Media, 2014).

“L’astronomie,” in A. Bréard, D. Jasmin, C. de Hosson (eds.), Les découvertes en Chine (Paris: Editions Le Pommier, forthcoming).

Huainanzi, ‘Heavenly Patterns’ and Shiji, ‘Treatise on the Heavenly Offices’: What’s the difference?” in Liu An's Vision of Empire: New Perspectives on the Huainanzi (Leiden: Brill, in press).

“Getting ‘Right’ with Heaven and the Origins of Writing in China,” Chapter 2 in Writing and Literacy in Early China (Seattle: University of Washington, 2011), 13-48.

“再谈北极简史与「帝」字的起源”(Once Again—A Brief History of Beiji 北极 [Northern Culmen] and the Origin of the Graph di 帝 [Supreme Lord]) in《西方中国史研究论丛》(Western Research on China), Patricia Ebrey 伊沛霞 & Yao Ping 姚平 eds. Vol. 1.《古代史研究》(Ancient History), Chen Zhi 陳致 ed. (Shanghai: Shanghai guji, 2011), 199-238.

“Astronomy and Astrology in Ancient China,” in V. H. Mair, P. R. Goldin, and N. S. Steinhardt, ed. Hawaii Reader in Traditional Chinese Culture (Honolulu: University of Hawaii, 2005), 18-27.

“Temporality and the Fabric of Space-Time in Early Chinese Thought,” in Time and Temporality in the Ancient World. Ralph M. Rosen ed. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museum, 2003), 129-146.

“天命和五行交替理论中的占星学起源” (Astrological Origins of Heaven’s Mandate and Five Elements Theory), in Sarah Allan, Wang Tao & Fan Yuzhou ed., 中国古代思维模式与阴阳五行说探源 (The Origins of Yin Yang, Wuxing and Correlative Modes of Thought in Early China), (Nanjing: Jiangsu guji, 1998), 161-195.

“The Cosmo-political Background of Heaven’s Mandate” (in Chinese) in Wu Wang ke Shang zhi nian yanjiu (Research on the Date of King Wu’s Conquest of Shang) (Beijing: Beijing shifan daxue, 1997), 416-430.

“Wang Su’s Illustrations of the Begging Professions,” in Outstretched Leaves on his Bamboo Staff: Studies in Honour of Göran Malmqvist, (Stockholm, 1994), 230-246.


  1. Articles (refereed) & Review Articles (invited)


“Babylonian Influence on Chinese Astral Prognostication ‘xingzhan,’ or ‘How Not to Establish Transmission,’” Early China (in press).

“On the Reliability of Han Dynasty (206 BCE – 220 CE) Solar Eclipse Records,” Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage 15.3 (2012), 200-212.

“On Chinese Astrology’s Imperviousness to Foreign Influences,” Astrology in Time and Place (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing), in press.

“Astrology for an Empire: Sima Qian's 'Treatise on the Celestial Offices’ (ca. 100 BCE),” Culture and Cosmos, in press.

“The Cosmic Center in Early China and its Archaic Resonances,” Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy: Building Bridges between Cultures, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union (IAU Symposium 278), Clive L. N. Ruggles (ed.), (Cambridge: Cambridge University, 2011): 298-307.

“Cosmic Capitals and Numinous Precincts in Early China,” The Journal of Cosmology 9 (July 2010). http://journalofcosmology.com/AncientAstronomy100.html

“Locating True North in Ancient China,” Cosmology Across Cultures, Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, Vol. 409 (2009), 128-137.

Granting the Seasons: The Chinese Astronomical Reform of 1280, with a Study of its Many Dimensions and an Annotated Translation of its Records. Nathan Sivin, with the research collaboration of Kiyoshi Yabuuti and Shigeru Nakayama (New York: Springer, 2009). Book review. Journal for the History of Astronomy 40 (2009): 476-477.

“The Planetary Portent of 1524 in Europe and China,” The Journal of World History 20.3 (September, 2009), 339-375.

(Ban Dawei 班大为) “Beiji de faxian yu yingyong 北极的发现与应用(Locating and Using the Pole in Ancient China),” Ziran kexueshi yanjiu 自然科学史研究 27.3 (2008): 281-300.

“The Xiangfen, Taosi site: A Chinese Neolithic ‘Observatory’?” (with Liu Ciyuan and Salvo De Meis), in Archaeologia Baltica 10, Astronomy and Cosmology in Folk Traditions and Cultural Heritage (Klaipeda: University of Klaipeda, 2008): 141-148.

Caveat lector: Comments on Douglas J. Keenan, ‘Astro-historiographic Chronologies of Early China are Unfounded,” Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage 10.2 (2007): 137-141.

“Notes on translations of the East Asian records relating to the Supernova of AD 1054,” Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage 9.1 (2006): 77-82.

“Characteristics of Field Allocation (fenye 分野) Astrology in Early China,” in Current Studies in Archaeoastronomy: Conversations across Time and Space, J.W. Fountain & R.M. Sinclair, ed. (Durham: Carolina Academic, 2005): 499-513.

“A Brief History of Beiji (Northern Culmen): with an Excursus on the Origin of the Character di 帝,” Journal of the American Oriental Society 124.2 (April-June 2004): 1-26.

“A Short History of Beiji,” Culture and Cosmos 8.1-2 (2004): 287-308.

“Seeing Stars in the Han Dynasty: A Review Article,” Early China 25 (2000): 185-203.

“Popular Astrology and Border Affairs in Early Imperial China: An Archaeological Confirmation,” Sino-Platonic Papers 104 (July, 2000): 1-19.

“Applied Field Allocation Astrology in Zhou China: Duke Wen of Jin and the Battle of Chengpu (632 BCE),” Journal of the American Oriental Society 119.2 (1998): 261-279.

“The Mandate of Heaven” and “China’s Oldest Surviving Astronomical Observatory,” Archaeology 51.2 (March/April 1998): 26-34.

“Heaven-Sent: Understanding Cosmic Disaster in Chinese Myth and History,” in Natural Catastrophes During Bronze Age Civilisations: Archaeological, geological, astronomical, and cultural perspectives, B. Peiser et al. (eds). BAR International Series 728 (Oxford: Archaeopress, 1998): 187-197.

“Astronomy and mathematics in ancient China: the Zhoubi suanjing, by Christopher Cullen.” (book review) Journal of Asian Studies 56.3 (August 1997): 762-763.

“The Cosmo-Political Background of Heaven’s Mandate,” Early China 20 (1995): 121-176.

“Astrological Origins of Chinese Dynastic Ideology,” Vistas in Astronomy 39 (1995): 503-516.

“Reflections of the Lunar Aspect on Western Chou Chronology,” T’oung Pao LXXVIII (Leiden, 1992): 33-76.

“The Bamboo Annals Revisited: Problems of Method in Using the Chronicle as a Source for the Chronology of Early Zhou, Part 2: The Congruent Mandate Chronology in Yi Zhou shu,” Bulletin of the School of Oriental & African Studies, LV.3 (London, 1992): 498-510.

“The Bamboo Annals Revisited: Problems of Method in Using the Chronicle as a Source for the Chronology of Early Zhou, Part 1,” Bulletin of the School of Oriental & African Studies, LV.2 (London, 1992): 272-297.

“Comment on David S. Nivison and Kevin Pang, ‘Astronomical Evidence for the Bamboo Annals’ Chronicle of the Xia Dynasty,’ Early China Forum, Early China 15 (1990): 117-132.

“The ‘Scholar’s Frustration’ Reconsidered: Melancholia or Credo?” Journal of the American Oriental Society 110.3 (1990): 434-459.

“Astronomical Observations in the Three Dynasties Period and the Origin of Five Phases Correlative Theory” (in Chinese), in Yinxu bowuyuan yuankan 1.1 (1989): 183-188.

“F.R. Stephenson and M.A. Houlden, Atlas of Historical Eclipse Maps: East Asia 1500 BC - AD 1900 (A Review Article),” Bulletin of the School of Oriental & African Studies, LI.3 (1988): 521-24.

“The Metempsychosis in the Moon,” Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities 58 (1986): 149-159.

Mozi and the Dates of Xia, Shang, and Zhou: A Research Note,” Early China 9-10 (1983-85): 175-83.

“Early Chinese Positional Astronomy: the Guoyu Astronomical Record,” Archaeoastronomy 5.3 (July - September 1982): 10-20.

“Astronomical Dates in Shang and Western Zhou,” Early China 7 (1981-82): 2-37.

4. Translations, Encyclopedia Articles, Essays, Reports, Other


“China’s Shang Dynasty Oracle-Bones,” in Clive Ruggles (ed.), Handbook of Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy (Heidelberg: Springer), in press.

“Astronomy and City Planning in China,” in Clive Ruggles (ed.), Handbook of Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy (Heidelberg: Springer), in press.

Trans. “Using Sequential Relations of Day-dates to Determine the Temporal Scope of Western Zhou Lunar Phase Terms,” Early China 33-34 (2010-11): 171-98.

Bernhard Karlgren: A Life, by Göran Malmqvist (copy-edited English translation) (Bethlehem: Lehigh University, 2010).

Trans. Wu Jiabi, Chen Meidong & Liu Ciyuan, “陶寺观象台遗址的天文功能与年代“ (The astronomical function and date of the Taosi observatory,” Science in China Series G: Physics, Mechanics and Astronomy 52.1 (2009): 151-8.

“Chinese Astrology,” New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, (New York: Scribners, 2004).

The Mandate of Heaven: Hidden History in the I Ching. S. J. Marshall (New York, 2002). Journal of Chinese Religions 31 (2003): 277-278 (book review).

“Basic Annals of Emperor Wu the Filial,” in Ssu-ma Ch’ien, The Grand Scribe’s Records. Vol. 2: The Basic Annals of the Han Dynasty. Ed. William H. Nienhauser, Jr. Translated by Scott W. Galer, W. H. Nienhauser, David W. Pankenier, and Cao Weiguo (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002): 219-259.



Astronomy Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Astronomy (Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science, 1, ed. Helaine Selin (Dordrecht, 2000),” in Isis: Journal of the History of Science Society 93:2 (2002): 285-286 (book review).

“Zhongguo Wenwubao’s Top Archaeological Discoveries of 1996,” Early China News 9 (1996): 36, 33-34.

Kaoguxue (Archaeology): Digest of the Past Year’s Archaeological Discoveries as Reported in the Chinese Press,” Early China News 8 (1995): 18-23, 27-28.

“The 1995 International Scholarly Conference on China’s Shang Civilization,” Early China News 8 (1995): 15-16.

Kaoguxue: Recent Clippings from the Pages of People’s Daily,” Early China News 7 (1994): 16-20.

Zhongguo Wenwubao Announces the Top Archaeological Discoveries of 1994,” Early China News 7 (1994): 24, 22-23.



The Shape of the Turtle: Myth, Art, and Cosmos in Early China, by Sarah Allan, Journal of Chinese Religions 21 (1993), 131-137 (book review).

“Outstanding Early China Archaeological Discoveries of 1993,” (tr. from Zhongguo Wenwu bao) in Early China News 6 (1993): 36, 33.

Zhongguo Wenwubao’s Top Ten New Archaeological Discoveries of 1991, Early China News 5 (1992): 13, 23-25.

“First Discovery of a Western Zhou Palatial Foundation at Haojing,” (tr. from Zhongguo Wenwubao) Early China News 5 (1992): 25.

“New cache of oracle bones discovered at Yinxu,” Early China News 5 (1992): 24.

“3rd International Conference on Xia and Shang Culture,” Early China News 4 (1991): 6-7.



The HarperCollins Dictionary of Religion (The American Academy of Religion), Jonathan Z. Smith ed. (San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1995), (28 articles on East Asia).

“Sixth International Conference on the History of Science in China,” Early China News 3 (1990): 11-13.

“Should Foreign Languages be Required?” Chronicle of Higher Education, 37.11 (December 5, 1990): B1.

“Foreign Languages Aren’t For Everyone,” New York Newsday, “Ideas” section, October 7, 1990, p. 5 (also Japanese and English versions in The Japan Times, The Daily Yomiuri).

“Extraordinary Floods in Early Chinese History and Their Absolute Dates—Comment,” Journal of Hydrology 110 (1989): 377-378.

“Experts say China is one of the ancient world’s three great wine cultures,” (tr. from New China News Agency) in Early China News 2 (1989): 35.

“On Script and Writing in Ancient China,” Skrifter utgivna av föreningen för Orientaliska Studier 9 (Stockholm, 1974): 1-47.

“Han Shan’s Place in the Literary Worlds of East and West,” Orientaliska Studier 18-19 (1974): 59-73.

“Äreminnet,” Swedish tr. of the short-story “Bei” by Sun Li, in Den Bittra Striden, (Lund, Sweden: 1973), 50-60.

Other Scholarly and Professional Activities


Consulting Editor, Lehigh University Press, 2009.

Grant Proposal Reviewer, John Templeton Foundation, 2009: “Archaeoastronomy and the Origin of the Concept of Heaven in China,” submitted by Chinese Academy of Sciences.

International Advisory Council, International Society for Archaeoastronomy and Astronomy in Culture (ISAAC), from 2007.

International Executive Committee, International Conferences on the Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena (INSAP).

Organizing Committee, 2nd International Symposium on Ancient Astronomy and Traditional Culture, Jiyuan, China (17-22 September, 2001).

Association for Asian Studies, Program Committee, pre-20th Century China, 1996-97.

Reader: Journal for the History of Astronomy, Early China, Culture and Cosmos, SEAC, INSAP.

Awards and Professional Recognition

2013-14 C.V. Starr Foundation, East Asian Studies Endowment Fund Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ

2010-12 Research Associate, Center for Ancient Astronomy, Institute for the History of Natural Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2010-11 Visiting International Fellow, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study

2007-08 ACLS Chinese Fellowships for Scholarly Development

2002-03 American Institute of Archaeology, National Lecture Series Featured Lecturer

1993-94 Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Research Grant

1991 Honorary Fellow, Institute for the Study of Yin-Shang Culture, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Zhengzhou University, PRC

1989-90 NEH Research Fellowship

1988 Paul J. Franz Jr. Faculty Fellowship, Lehigh University

1983 Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellowship (declined)

1982 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

1982 Whiting Fellowship (declined)

Selected Grants & Research Contracts


“Cosmological Alignment as a Cultural Marker in Bronze Age China,” 2013-14 C.V. Starr Foundation, East Asian Studies Endowment Fund Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ.

“Bringing Heaven Down to Earth: Celestial Foundations of Chinese Civilization,” Swedish Colloquium for Advanced Study, Uppsala, Sweden (competitive: funded 10 months salary) Visiting International Fellow AY 2010-11.

“Archaeoastronomy and the ‘Celestial Thearch’ in Prehistoric China,” Lehigh Faculty Research Grant, April 2009 (competitive: funded $2500).

Invited papers, Seminars, and other Presentations


“The Star-crossed Romance of the Weaving Maid and Oxherd as Etiological Myth,” 21st Annual Conference of the European Society for Cultural Astronomy (SEAC XXI), National Kapodistrian University & National Archaeological Museum, Athens, GR (2-8 September 2013).

“Wherefore the Star-crossed Lovers Weaving Maid and Oxherd,” International Conference on the Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena (INSAPVIII), Hayden Planetarium, NYC (7-12 July 2013).

“Qin Cosmography and the First Cosmic Capital—Xianyang,” Symposium: Beyond the First Emperor’s Mausoleum, New Perspectives on Qin Culture, Minneapolis Institute of Arts (6 Oct 2012).

The Global Dust-Veil Event of 535-545 as Seen Through Chinese Sources,” 20th Annual Conference of the European Society for Astronomy in Culture (SEAC 20), Ljubljana, Slovenia (24-29 September 2012).

“On Chinese Astrology’s Imperviousness to External Influences,” Keynote, Astrology in Time and Place: Cross-Cultural Questions in the History of Astrology, Sophia Centre, School of Archaeology, History and Anthropology (23-24 June 2012).

“Qin Cosmography and the First Cosmic Capital—Xianyang秦國德宇宙觀和第一座宇宙之都──咸陽,” Before Empire: An International Conference on the Early History and Archaeology of Qin, 帝國之前──早期秦國歷史和考古國際學術討論會, Columbia University (6-7 April 2012).

“The Celestial Dragon in Xia and Shang,” International Conference on Shang and Early Chinese Civilization 1600-800 BC, Rutgers University (11-12 November 2011).

“Chinese (East Asian) Astral Prognostication, xing zhan 星占: or, ‘how not to establish transmission’,” Keynote, European Society for Astronomy in Culture (SEAC 19), Évora, Portugal (19-23 Sept 2011).

“A Parting of the Ways: Astrology versus Astromancy in Early China,” for Fate, Freedom and Prognostication: Strategies for Coping with the Future in East Asia and Europe. International Research Consortium, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (June 28-30, 2011).

“Astronomy in the Age of Dragons,” seminar for the Swedish Colloquium for Advanced Study, Uppsala, Sweden (May 23, 2011).

“The Cosmic Center in Early China and its Archaic Resonances,” Oxford IX Conference on Archaeoastronomy (IAU Symposium 278), Lima, Peru (4-9 January 2011).

“Astrology for an Empire: Sima Qian's ‘Treatise on the Celestial Offices’ (ca. 100 BCE),” 7th International Conference on the Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena (INSAP VII), Bath, UK (24-29 October 2010).

“Astrology for an Empire: Sima Qian's 'Treatise on the Celestial Offices’ (ca. 100 BCE),” European Society for Astronomy in Culture (SEAC 18), Munich, Germany (29 Aug - 4 Sept 2010).

“Astronomy in the Age of Dragons,” 6th International Conference on the Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena (INSAP VI), Venice, Italy (18-23 Oct 2009).

“Astronomy in the Age of Dragons,” 17th International Conference of the European Society for Astronomy in Culture (SEAC 17), Bibliotheca Alexandrina (25-31 Oct 2009).

“Bringing Heaven Down to Earth in Ancient China,” Center for East Asian Studies, Princeton University (30 April 2009).

“Locating True North in Ancient China,” 16th International Conference of the European Society for Astronomy in Culture (SEAC XVII), Parque de las Sciencias, Granada, Spain (7-13 Sept, 2008).

“Bringing Heaven Down to Earth in Ancient China,” 12th International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia (ICHSEA), Johns Hopkins University (13 July 2008).

Tianwen xun 天文訓 and Tianguanshu 天官書; what’s the difference?” Liu An’s Vision of Empire: New Perspectives on the Huainanzi, Harvard University, Asia Center (31 May 2008)

“Bringing Heaven Down to Earth in Ancient China,” University of California, Los Angeles, Center for Chinese Studies (30 April 2008).

“The Xiangfen, Taosi site: A Chinese Neolithic ‘Observatory’?” Institute for Advanced Studies: East Asian Research Institute, Princeton University (9 Oct, 2007).

“The Xiangfen, Taosi site: a Chinese Neolithic Observatory?” 15th Annual Meeting European Society for Astronomy in Culture (SEAC 15)/OXFORD VIII International Conference on Archaeoastronomy; Klaipeda, Lithuania (22-30 Jul 2007).

Tribeca Film Festival, invited panelist for public discussion of Kenneth Lonergan’s play The Starry Messenger sponsored by the Tribeca/Sloan Screenplay Development Program (1 May 2006).

“Astro-archaeology in Ancient China,” invited lecture for the East Asian Archaeology Seminar, Peabody Museum, Harvard University (13 Oct 2005).

“Acknowledging the Other: an Astrological Paradigm Shift in Early Imperial China,” 11th International Conference on the History of Science, Technology and Medicine in East Asia (ICHSEA), Deutsches Museum, Munich (15-20 Aug 2005).

“A Brief History of Beiji 北极 (Northern Culmen), with an Excursus on the Origins of the Character di,” invited paper for the Early China Seminar, Columbia University (27 Mar 2004).

“Acknowledging the Other: an Astrological Paradigm Shift in Early Imperial China,” invited paper for the 7th International Oxford Conference on Archaeoastronomy (OXFORD VII), Flagstaff (20-26 June 2004).

“The Archaeology of Orientation in Ancient China,” Featured Lecture for the American Institute of Archaeology, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis (24 April 2003).

“Astro-archaeology in Ancient China,” Webster Memorial Lecture for the American Institute of Archaeology, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, Chicago (3 November 2002).

“The Archaeology of Orientation in Ancient China,” Webster Memorial Lecture for the American Institute of Archaeology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, (6 November 2002).

“Popular Astrology and Border Affairs in Early Imperial China: An Archaeological Confirmation,” 3rd International Conference on the Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena (INSAP III), Palermo, Sicily (31 December 2000 – 6 January 2001).

“Temporality and the Fabric of Space-Time in Early Chinese Thought,” Symposium on Time and Temporality in the Ancient World, University of Pennsylvania (19-21 April 2002).

“Astronomy and Chronology in Early China,” 2nd International Symposium on Ancient Astronomy and Traditional Culture, Jiyuan, China (17-22 September, 2001).

“Rhetorical and Ideological Dimensions of Heaven’s Mandate,” International Conference on Religion and Chinese Society, Chinese University of Hong Kong (31 May – 6 June 2000).

“Astrology and Cosmography in the Han Dynasty: Sima Qian’s Treatise on the Heavenly Offices,” Second International Conference on the Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena (INSAP II), University of Malta, (7-14 January 1999).

“Basic Annals of Emperor Wu the Filial,” Xiao Wudi benji, draft translation of a chapter from the Grand Scribe’s Records (Shiji) for Shiji Translation Project Workshop, University of Wisconsin, Madison (17-22 August 1997).

“Characteristics of Field Allocation (fenye 分野) Astrology in Early China,” for Shiji Translation Project Workshop, University of Wisconsin, Madison (17-22 August 1997).

“Heaven-Sent: Understanding Disaster in Ancient China,” Second SIS Cambridge Conference: Natural Catastrophes During Bronze Age Civilisations: Archaeological, Geological, Astronomical & Cultural Perspectives, Cambridge University (11-13 July 1997).

“Astral-Terrestrial Cosmography in Warring States Texts,” Warring States Working Group 8, University of Massachusetts—Amherst, 26 April 1997.

“Characteristics of Field Allocation (fenye分野) Astrology in Early China,” Oxford V Conference on Archaeoastronomy: Cultural Aspects of Astronomy, Santa Fe, NM, (3-10 August 1996).

“A Brief History of Chinese Astronomy,” Reading Area Amateur Astronomical Society (July 11, 1996).

“A Brief History of Chinese Astronomy,” Lehigh Valley Association of Amateur Astronomers (12 May 1996).

“Applied Astrology in the Guoyu,” Warring States Working Group, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, (4-5 May 1996).

“Applied Astrology in Zhou China,” Seminar for graduate students in East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago (4 April, 1996).

“Applied Astrology in Zhou China,” Seminar for graduate students in East Asian Studies, Princeton University (17 November, 1995).

“Cosmo-Political Origins of Heaven’s Mandate (in Chinese),” International Conference on Yin-Shang Civilization, Yanshi, Henan, China (20-26 May 1995).

“On Conjunctions, Calendars and Cyclical Time: the Uses of Astrological History”: for the panel “Astrology and Chronology in Shang and Zhou (Commemorating the First Twenty Years of Early China),” 1995 AAS Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (6-9 April 1995).

“Dong Zhongshu’s Responses (duice) to Emperor Wu’s Interpellations on Governance”: Princeton Workshop on Chinese Rhetoric, Princeton University (1-3 April 1995).

“Astronomical Origins of Chinese Dynastic Ideology,” Early China Roundtable, Lehigh University (19 November, 1994).

“Astronomical Origins of Chinese Dynastic Ideology,” Lehigh University History Department: Science, Technology and Society Program Colloquium (26 October 1994).

“A Brief History of Written Chinese,” public lecture for AT&T Asian Heritage Program, AT&T Bell Labs, Allentown, PA (11 August 1994).

“Astrology and Dynastic Ideology in China,” 1st International Conference on the Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena (INSAP I), Vatican Observatory, Castel Gandolfo, Italy (26 June - 2 July, 1994).

“Was China an Empire?” World History Symposium on “Empire,” University of Utah (April, 1994).

“Astrology and Rebellion in Ancient China and Medieval Germany,” Society for the Social Study of Science/ European Association for the Study of Science and Technology Joint Conference, Göteborg, Sweden (12-15 August 1992).

“Astronomy, Calendrical Science, and Dynastic Politics in Xia, Shang, and Zhou,” International Symposium on Xia and Shang Culture, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Luoyang, China (16-22 September 1991).

“Sources of Zhou Ideology,” panel on “Religion and Politics in Ancient China,” Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies, Lock Haven University (2 November 1991).

“Program Enhancement in Less Commonly Taught Languages, Russian and Chinese,” NEH panel “Teaching Less Commonly Taught Languages: NEH funded projects in Chinese, Japanese, Russian, and Portuguese,” Modern Language Association (28 December 1990), Chicago, Illinois.

“Three Dynasties Astronomical Origins of Heaven’s Mandate,” 6th International Conference on the History of Chinese Science, Cambridge, UK (2-7 August 1990).

“The Correlative Cosmos in China: Synergy of Fact and Value”: 1988 Summer Conference of the Institute on Religion in an Age of Science (IRAS), Star Island, NH (30 July - 6 August 1988).

“A Fearful Symmetry: Origins of the Chinese Theory of the Dynastic Cycle”: Oriental Club of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania (31 March 1988).

“Early Antecedents of Five Phases Correlative Thought: Sandai Celestial Revelations and Religious Time,” 40th AAS Conference Panel “Religion and Ritual Art in Shang China,” San Francisco (26 March 1988).

Organized and chaired the panel “Calendars, Counting, and Correlative Thought in Early China,” and presented “Early Antecedents of Five Phases Correlative Thought”: 16th Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Association for Asian Studies (MAR/AAS), Lehigh University (31 October 1987).

Astronomical Observations in the Three Dynasties Period and the Origin of Five Elements Correlative Theory (in Chinese): International Conference on Yin-Shang Culture, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Anyang, China (10-16 September 1987).

“The Correlation of Dynastic and Planetary Cycles in Ancient China”: Third International Conference on the History of Chinese Science, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China (20-25 August 1984).

“The Correlation of Dynastic and Planetary Cycles in Ancient China”: invited plenary lecture for First International Conference on Ethnoastronomy: Indigenous Astronomical and Cosmological Traditions of the World, Smithsonian Institution (5-9 September 1983).

Conference participant and interpreter, International Conference on Shang Civilization (September, 1982), East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawai’i. Organized by the Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People’s Republic of China, National Academy of Sciences.

“Auspicious Omens Presaging the Conferral of the Mandate on King Wen of Zhou and the Conquest of Shang by King Wu”: (in Chinese), Fourth Annual Meeting of the Chinese Paleography Association, Taiyuan, China (July, 1981).

Professional Service & Memberships


Executive Committee, International Conferences on the Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena (INSAP II-VI)

Society for the Study of Early China

International Society for Archaeoastronomy and Astronomy in Culture (ISAAC)

European Society for Astronomy in Culture (SEAC)

American Oriental Society

History of Astronomy Division, American Astronomical Association





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