Li Min

A photo of Li Min

Associate Professor

Fields of Interest: Chinese Archaeology


Li Min’s major field of research is the archaeology of prehistoric and Bronze Age China, focusing on state formation, social memory, storytelling, place-making, and religious and social responses to climatic change. He also studies the maritime archaeology of the Asiatic Trade in the Early Modern Era (13-17th centuries), using research on ceramic production and trade in coastal China and Southeast Asia to document the transformations in material culture brought by the inauguration of early global trade.

His most recent book is Social Memory and State Formation in Early China, published by Cambridge University Press in 2018.