Prof. SHEN Dewei (沈德瑋)

Visiting address
Phone: +852 34426978

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes


Dewei SHEN is Assistant Professor in the Department of Chinese and History at the City University of Hong Kong. Before joining CityU, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University. He received his PhD from Yale University, where he was also awarded the Marston Anderson Prize for Distinguished Dissertation (2021). With a broad research interest in Early China, he conducted multiple surveys of ancient city sites in the middle Yangtze River region during the past years, and participated in a series of excavations, including archaeological fieldwork at late Neolithic sites in North China and burial sites of the Xiongnu and Mongols in Eastern Mongolia.

Research Interests/Areas

  • Chinese archaeology
  • Material culture
  • Social and cultural history of early China
  • Jiandu manuscript studies
  • Empire studies   


  • Methods for Studying Humanities (Fall 2022)
  • Archaeology and Civilization of Early China (Fall 2022)
  • World Archaeology (Spring 2023)
  • Early and Imperial China (Spring 2023)