Gong Yushu

Curriculum vitae

July 16, 1957: born in Jilin City, Jilin Province, People’s Republic of China

email: yshgong@pku.edu.cn

Fax: 010-6275 1574

Tel: 010-6275 1574 (office), 010-6275 4359 (home)

Academic Degrees

  • 1982: Bachelor of Arts (English Language and Literature), English Department, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, People’s Republic of China
  • 1985: Master of Arts (Ancient World History), History Department of Northeast Normal University, Changchun, People’s Republic of China
  • 1992: PhD (Assyriology), Institut für Assyriologie und Hethitologie, University of Munich, Germany

University Studies

  • 1978-1982: English Language and Literature, English Department, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, People’s Republic of China
  • 1982-1985: World History, History Department, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, People’s Republic of China
  • 1982-1985: World History, Institute for World History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Peking
  • 1983-1984: German Language and Literature, Peking Language University
  • 1985-1986: Assyriology, PhD candidate, History Department, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, People’s Republic of China
  • April-September 1986: German, Goethe-Institut Mannheim, Germany
  • 1986-1987: Assyriology, Seminar für Keilschriftforschung, University of Göttingen (advisor: R. Borger)
  • 1987-1992: Assyriology, Institut für Assyriologie und Hethitologie, University of Munich (advisor: D. O. Edzard)

Professional Career

  • 1974-1978: Professional player of Erhu (Chinese violin) at the National Theater of Jiaohe, Jilin Province, People’s Republic of China
  • 1985-1986: Assistant at the History Department of Northeast Normal University, instruction and research
  • 1992-1994: Research Associate (“Wissenschaftlicher Assistent”) at the Institut für Assyriologie und Hethitologie, University of Munich, Germany
  • 1994-1995: Lecturer of Assyriology, Department of Oriental Studies, Peking University, People’s Republic of China
  • 1995-2000: Associate Professor of Assyriology, Department of Oriental Languages and Culture, Peking University
  • 2000-present: Professor of Assyriology, Department of Oriental Languages and Culture, Peking University

Fellowships

  • 1986-1992: Stipendium der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Germany
  • 1997-1998: Stipendium der Humboldt-Stiftung, Germany
  • 2002-2003: Research Fellowship, Harvard-Yenching Institute, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
  • 2004-2005: Research Fellowship, Harvard-Yenching Institute, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • 1985-present: Member of the Chinese Society for Ancient World History
  • 1988-present: Member of the Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft (DOG)
  • 1999-present: Member of the Center of Ancient Civilizations at Beijing University
  • 2000-present: Member of the Center of Ancient Civilizations of the Academy of Social Sciences of China

Administrative responsibilities

  • 1998-2000: Vice-Chair of the Department of Oriental Languages and Culture, School of Foreign Languages, Beijing University
  • 2000-present: Head of the Section of Ancient Oriental Literature of the Research Center of Oriental Literature at Beijing University
  • 2000-present: Deputy Secretary-General of the Center of Ancient Civilizations at Beijing University
  • 2005-present: Director of the Institute for Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, School of Foreign Languages, Peking University
  • 2007-present: Deputy Secretary-General of the Chinese Society for Ancient World History

Publications, Books

  • Studien zur Bildung und Entwicklung der Keilschriftzeichen. Verlag Dr. Kovac: Hamburg 1993.
  • Die Namen der Keilschriftzeichen. AOAT 268. Ugarit-Verlag: Münster 2000.
  • The Sumerian Civilization (in Chinese). Yunnan People’s Publishing House, 2001.
  • Mesopotamian Archaeology till 1949. Culture Heritage Publishing House, 2002.
  • Shine Forth Like the Sun - Analysis of the Sumerian Epic Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta. Kunlun Publishing House, 2006.
  • The Ancient Writing Systems from Sumer, Egypt and China - A Comparative Perspective by Yushu Gong, Haiying Yan and Yinghui Ge. Science Publishing House, Beijing, 2009.

Publications, Articles

  • “Ergativität und das Sumerische,” Journal of Ancient Civilizations 2 (1987) 85-125.
  • “Kalakku - Überlegungen zur Mannigfaltigkeiten der Darstellungsweisen desselben Begriffs in der Keilschrift,” Journal of Ancient Civilizations 5 (1990), 9-24.
  • “Die mittelbabylonischen Namen der Keilschriftzeichen aus Hattusha und Emar,” Zeitschrift für Assyriologie 85 (1995) 47-57.
  • “Fehlerhafte Schreibungen in den Namen der Keilschriftzeichen,” Welt des Orients 28 (1997) 58-73.
  • “On the Origin of the Cuneiform Writing Systems,” World History 1997/4, 59-66. (in Chinese)
  • “The Behistun-Inscriptions and Herodotus' History,” in Yeyi Liang (ed.), Collection of Papers on Iranian Studies, Vol.2, 1998, 29-38. (in Chinese)
  • “Liushu in the Cuneiform Writing,” Oriental Studies 1998, 25-50. (in Chinese)
  • “The Tablet House,” Oriental Studies 1999, 206-219. (in Chinese)
  • “The Father of Assyriology in China,” in Studies on the Ancient Civilizations, on the occasion of the 90th birthday of Prof. Lin Zhichun, Jinlin Publishing House, 1999,106-117. (in Chinese)
  • “Some New Intepretations of Gilgameš and Akka,” Bulletin of Research Center for Eastern Literature 2001, 35-41. (in Chinese)
  • “A Homonymous List: IDU II (CT 11, 29-32, D.T.40),” JAC 17 (2002) 77-97.
  • “Cuneiform Writing,” in Yu Weiya (ed.), Languages, Cultures and Scripts of the Ancient Western Asia, Peking University Publishing House, 2002, 1-16. (in Chinese)
  • “The Restoration of D.T.40,” Collection of Papers of the First Beijing Forum, Peking University Publishing House, 2002, 229-241. (in Chinese)
  • “The Names of Cuneiform Signs,” JAC 18 (2003), 1-22.
  • “Writing Systems and Civilizations - The Sumerian Case,” Ancient Civilizations Vol. 3, published by the Center for Ancient Chinese Civilizations of Peking University, 2004, 380-404. (in Chinese)
  • “The Sumerian Account of the Invention of Writing - A New Interpretation,” The Harmony and Prosperity of Civilizations, Selected Papers of Beijing Forum (2004), Peking University Publishing House, 2005, 178-189.
  • “Pottery Marks and Writing Systems - The Case of Ancient Near East,” Ancient Civilizations Vol.5, 2006, 85-124. (in Chinese)
  • “The Accounts of the Invention of Writing,” World Histor 2007/2, 103-112. (in Chinese)
  • “Graph Typology of Ancient Chinese and Sumerian Writing Systems - A Comparative Perspective,” Oriental Studies, Special Issue 2006, Economic Publishing House, 2007, 39-108.
  • “The Accounts of the Origin of Writing from Sumer, Egypt and China - A Comparative Perspective,” (with Haiying Yan, and Yinghui Ge), WZKM 99 (2009) 1-22.
  • “Herodotus vs. Darius,” in Yeyi Liang (ed.), Collection of Papers on Iranian Studies in China, 2009, 37-50.
  • “Pottery Marks and the Proto-Cuneiform,” Oriental Studies 2008, 3-11. (in Chinese)

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