An art historian and archaeologist by training, Elizabeth Childs-Johnson is a Sinologist specializing in Chinese art and archaeology of the Neolithic through Eastern Zhou eras, and in the script of Shang period China. She studied oracle bone script with the late Professor, Chin Hsiang-heng of Taiwan National University which aided in her identification of the meaning of Shang ritual bronze imagery. Her publications cover Jade Age China; Shang belief systems, script and art; cultural heritage policy and law in modern China; and Three Gorges archaeology. She is a recipient of various fellowships, most recently an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship and a National Gallery of Art, J. Paul Getty Trust Paired Research Fellowship.
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