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Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities

The Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities publishes articles by scholars worldwide on all aspects of prehistoric, ancient and classical East Asia and adjacent regions, including archaeology, art, and architecture; history and philosophy; literature and linguistics; and related fields.

Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities 81

The Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities (BMFEA) was started in 1929 as a scientific journal by the then museum director Johan Gunnar Andersson, professor of East Asian archaeology. BMFEA publishes articles by scholars worldwide on all aspects of prehistoric, ancient and classical East Asia and adjacent regions, including archaeology, art, and architecture; history and philosophy; literature and linguistics; and related fields.

BOOK RELEASE: BULLETIN OF THE MUSEUM OF EASTERN ANTIQUITIES 82

The National Museums of World Culture will in november 2021 release the Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities number 82: 100th Anniversary of the Discovery of the Yangshao Culture by Johan Gunnar Andersson (1874–1960)

2021 marks one hundred years since Johan Gunnar Andersson and his Chinese colleagues excavated a Neolithic settlement site in a small village called Yangshao in Henan Province. The excavation marks a beginning of archaeological fieldwork in China, scholarly communication over Eurasia in the field of archaeology, and the creation of a public institution for the management and display of East Asian material and visual culture in Sweden: The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm, now a part of National Museums of World Culture. To commemorate the centenary of the discovery of the Yangshao culture, we are publishing an anniversary volume of the bulletin. You can download an abstract in Chinese and English here.

For orders outside Sweden please e-mail us at butiken@ostasiatiskamuseet.se

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BMFEA 81: Asia and Scandinavia – New perspectives on the Early Medieval Silk Roads

That travellers, material goods, and innovations have moved over Eurasia along a network of roads and paths through history is visible in the archaeological material. Since the 19th century these historical networks are sometimes referred to as the Silk Roads, a term with its own history worth exploring, as is the question of what investments were needed before a traveller could set out along these roads. These are the themes of Bulletin of the Museum of the Far Eastern Antiquities number 81. These are the themes of Bulletin of the Museum of the Far Eastern Antiquities number 81, 2020 – listen to some of the authors here:

EDITORIAL INFORMATION

Contributions seriously engaging contemporary critical thought in the humanities and social sciences are especially welcome.

All contributions are peer-reviewed (double-blind). The BMFEA Editorial Advisory Board mainly consists of scholars based at European centers for Asia research.

The editor of BMFEA is Eva Myrdal, senior researcher, Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm (National Museums of World Culture)

E-mail: bmfea@ostasiatiskamuseet.se or

eva.myrdal@varldskulturmuseerna.se

PUBLISHING NEWS

BMFEA vols 1-75 have been scanned in cooperation between Google American universities. You can find them here.
Please note that some pages might have been lost in the digitzation process.

BMFEA 82:  100th Anniversary of the Discovery of the Yangshao Culture by Johan Gunnar Andersson (1874–1960) is going to be published november 2021 and contains the following articles:

EVA MYRDAL. Editor’s Preface: 100th Anniversary of the Discovery of the Yangshao Culture

by Johan Gunnar Andersson (1874–1960)

 

JAN ROMGARD. From Geosciences to Prehistory: J.G. Andersson’s Researches in China 1914–1924

 

CHEN YANTANG AND CHEN XI. From Sima Qian to Johan Gunnar Andersson: The Internal Logic

and External Drive of the Birth of Chinese Archaeology

 

ROWAN FLAD ET AL. Preliminary Site Prospection Along the Tao River 2011–2013:

Testing the Chinese Register of Archaeological Sites

 

JADA KO. Remembering Qijiaping, Forgetting Qijiaping: Archaeological Experience as Shared Heritage

 

CHENGHAO WEN. Huangniangniangtai: A Qijia Gateway Community

in the Hexi Corridor

 

GUO ZHIWEI ET AL. New Archaeological Discoveries at the Majiayao Site in Lintao County, Gansu Province

 

ANKE HEIN ET AL. Investigating Prehistoric Pottery from the Gansu–Qinghai Region (Northwest China): from Andersson’s First Excavations to Contemporary Research

 

OLE STILBORG AND ANKE HEIN. A Tale of Two Wares: An Unusual Type of Late Neolithic Vessels

from Gansu Province, China

 

JENNIFER KEUTE ET AL. Insights into Ceramic Use in Prehistoric Northwest China Obtained from

Residue Analysis: A Pilot Study on the Andersson Collection at the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm

 

LIMIN HUAN. Rethinking Provenance Studies of Painted Neolithic Pottery from Western China

 

BMFEA 81: Asia and Scandinavia – New perspectives on the Early Medieval Silk Roads was published in December 2020, and contains the following articles:

EVA MYRDAL. Editor’s Preface. Asia and Scandinavia: New perspectives on the Early Medieval Silk Roads

SUSAN WHITFIELD. The Expanding Silk Road: UNESCO and BRI

CHARLOTTE HEDENSTIERNA-JONSON. With Asia as neighbour: Archaeological evidence of contacts between Scandinavia and Central Asia in the Viking Age and the Tang Dynasty

EVA ANDERSSON STRAND. Travelling with textiles: Production, consumption, and trade in the Viking Age

TONG TAO. Ancient Silks from Western Tibet

ANNIKA LARSSON. Asian Silk in Scandinavian Viking Age Graves: Based on the boat- and chamber graves in the Eastern Mälar Valley

GUO WU. An overview of ancient amber artefacts excavated in China

JANKEN MYRDAL. Transmission of technology along the Silk Road: Theoretical reflections and three examples

PURCHASE INFORMATION

Please note that a back list of all articles, issues and reprints since 1929 is available here (PDF). The regular price is 425 SEK per issue plus shipping, less VAT for customers outside the European union. Older issues in stock are less expensive. Prices are listed for every issue and reprint available. The list also contains a number of reprints of Bernhard Karlgren's books.

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