About the Author
Associate Professor, Chinese Art & Archaeology, Rhode Island School of Design
Dr. Paola Demattè specializes in Chinese archaeology, archaeology and religion, the Kingdom of Chu, origins of Chinese writing, the Neolithic and Bronze Age archaeology of China, prehistoric rock art, east and west contacts and exchanges, Jesuits in China.
Paola Demattè is Associate Professor of Chinese Art and Archaeology in the Department of Art History and Visual Culture at the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence. She holds a Laurea in Chinese Language and Literature from the Università degli Studi di Venezia, and a Ph.D. in archaeology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has written on the origins of Chinese writing, pre-dynastic urbanism, archaic jades and funerary art and on Jesuits’ activities in China. Prof. Demattè has also curated an exhibition at the Getty Center and co-authored an award winning volume on Sino-European exchanges in the 16th through the 19th centuries (China on Paper, Getty Publications 2007).
→ Cults of Place: Mountains, Rivers and Beyond
→ Case Studies: Inner Mongolia: Yinshan
→ Case Studies: Ningxia: Helankou
→ Case Studies: Gansu: Heishan
→ Conclusion & References Cited
→ About the Author
→ The China Rock Art Archive
→ Bradshaw Foundation