BA, MA (Peking University); Ph.D. (Harvard University)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, CUHK;
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, CUHK
Prof. LAM is an assistant professor of anthropological archaeology working in mainland China. His research currently focuses on the economic system and social development during the Bronze Age and Han Empire. His research incorporates interests in various archaeological techniques including metallurgy, zooarchaeology and GIS (Geographic Information System) to study the craft production and exchange network during one of the most critical periods in Chinese history. He has conducted archaeological research in Shaanxi to investigate the ancient iron economy in the Han capital area since 2011. New research is focused on the Han exchange network in provincial centers and imperial expansion of the Han dynasty. Current research and writing projects focus on the social development in Early China including: the change of craft production system and iron technology, the anthropology of commodities, interregional interaction, cultural transmission, and the market system of food.
Book (Co-author with Dr. Alice Yao)
Referred Articles (selected)
Lam, Wengcheong, Jianrong Chong, Xingshan Lei, Jianli Chen
Lam, Wengcheong, Jianli Chen, Jianrong Chong, Xingshan Lei, Wai Lun Tam
Lam Wengcheong林永昌, Chen Jianli陳建立, Chong Jianrong種建榮, et al.
|Market System at the Conjunction of the Imperial Interregional Network: An Archaeological Study of Metal Objects in the Jingnan Region of the Han Empire
Research Grants Council - General Research Fund
|The archaeology of iron technology and the sovereignty of the Han dynasty in its southern periphery
Research Grants Council - Early Career Scheme
The Faculty of Arts Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of History, 2016