Adam T. Kessler

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I am an independent scholar who has specialized in the history and archaeology of northern China. I began studying Chinese over 30 years ago at the Stanford Center on the Taida (?? or the National Taiwan University [NTU] ??????) campus in Taipei, Taiwan. I was enrolled there for over 3-1/2 years; I also took history classes at the University, passing written exams in Chinese.

In 1985 I returned to the US and completed a Ph.D. at UCLA in 1989. I studied the origins of Chinese civilization, specializing in the archaeology of the Xia Dynasty (?? [[2070-1600 BC]). I am a paleographer interpreting the Shang Dynasty's Oracle Bone Inscriptions (??) as well as other pre-Qin Dynasty forms of writing and texts. I have read hundreds of modern Chinese scholarly articles on the subject – and...
Los Angeles, California, United States