Gideon Shelach

Prof. Gideon Shelach

Chair, Academic Committee
Professor, Department of Asian Studies
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RESREARCH INTERESTS AND PROJECTS

The Archaeology of China with special emphasis on the Neolithic and Bronze Age of Northeast China.

Intercultural interaction and the genesis of local identities in China during the pre-imperial era.

Co-PI, Chifeng International Collaborative Archaeological Research Project (University of Pittsburgh, Jilin University, Hebrew University) in the Chifeng area, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China. the project combines the regional survey of areas not yet covered with test excavations and the mapping of sites. In addition,  the researchers conduct geological work and reconstruct the paleo environment of this region in an attempt to understand the local trajectory of socio-political changes. (http://www.pitt.edu/~chifeng/)

2017 – Present, Co-PI of the Archaeological field project, "What’s Cooking? Long-Term Changes in Diet Habits, Economic Strategies and Social Organization in East China" (The Hebrew University, Shandong University, Shandong Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology). In Shandong Province, China.

2018 – Present, Co-PI of the Archaeological field project, "Long-Wall construction in the Mongolian steppe during the Medieval Period (11th to the 13th centuries CE)" (The Hebrew University, The Mongolian Academy of Science, and Yale University), Northeastern Mongolia.

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

1986-1989, BA, Departments of Archaeology and East Asian Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. Cum Laude.

1990-1991, Student Exchange Program for Chinese Studies, Southwest China Teachers University (西南师范大学), Chongqing, Sichuan, China.

1991-1996, Ph.D. in Chinese Archaeology, Department of Anthropology and Asian Studies, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Graduation August 1996.

1994-1995. Ph.D. dissertation research, Peking University (北京大学), Beijing, and archaeological field work in the Chifeng area, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

1996-1997, Post-Doctorate, Lady Davis fellow, Department of East Asian Studies, The Hebrew University.

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

1998-2003, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Grant for the Project: Regional Lifeway and Cultural Remains in the Northern Corridor (cooperation with Prof. K. Linduff and Prof. Zhang Zhongpei). $145,000

2001-2004, Israel Science Foundation grant for the research Social Change and the Rise of Pastoral Economy in Northeast China c. 2200-600 BCE (no. 893/01). $97,600.

2003 to 2008, NSF award for Chifeng International Archaeological Research Project. Award Number BSC-0106048 (co-PI with K. Linduff and R. Drennan). $166,000.

2009-2011, National Geographic Society, Committee for Research and Exploration, Origins of Agriculture and Sedentary Communities in Northeast China (grant no. 8614-09). $19,920.

2011-2015, Israel Science Foundation grant for the research, The Origins of Agriculture and Sedentary Communities in Northeast China (no. 502\11), $ 267,430 (234,000 NIS a year for 4 years).

2017-2021, Israel Science Foundation grant for the research, What’s Cooking? Long-Term Changes in Diet Habits, Economic Strategies and Social Organization in East China (no. 728/17;  300,000 NIS a year for 4 years).

 

APPOINTMENTS AT THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY

​​​10/1997, Lecturer, Faculty of Humanities, Department of East Asian Studies.

5/2002, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Humanities, Department of East Asian Studies

7/2007, Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Department of East Asian Studies

6/2013, Full Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Asian Studies

 

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS/TASKS AT THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY

2002-2004; 2005-2006, 2014, Chair, Department of East Asian Studies

2006- 2012, Director of the Louis Frieberg Center of East Asian Studies

2006- 2011, Vice Dean for Research, Faculty of Humanities

2006 – 2011, Chair of the Research committee, Member of the Development committee, the Computerization committee, the Search committee for the new dean.

2014- 2018 , Chair, Institute of Asian and African Studies

 

POSITIONS IN OTHER ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS

1997-2004, Vice President, Society for East Asian Archaeology.

2004-2005, Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, USA.

2011-2015, Kuang Yaming Visiting Professor, Department of Archaeology, Jilin University, China (吉林大学匡亚明特聘教授).

2012, present, Co-Editor-in-Chief Journal of Asian Archaeology. (published in China)

 

OTHER ACADEMIC ACTIVITY

1998 to present, Co-PI, Chifeng International Collaborative Archaeological Research Project (University of Pittsburgh, Jilin University, Hebrew University) in the Chifeng area, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China. 

2000, Academic Organizer of Second Worldwide Society for East Asian Archaeology Conference. University of Durham, England.

2001 to present, Member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of East Asian Archaeology.

2006, Organizer (with Michal Biran and Reuven Amitai) International Workshop, “Eurasian Nomads as Agents of Cultural Change”, June 6-8, 2006. Institute for Advance Study, Jerusalem.

2008, Organizer, (with Yuri Pines), International Workshop, “The Birth of Empire: The State of Qin Revisited.” Institute for Advanced Studies, Jerusalem, December 10-19, (co-sponsored by the Israeli Science Foundation and the Institute for Advanced Studies).

2008, Member of the editorial board of Historia (the Journal of the Israeli Historical Society).

2009 – Present, Co-PI of the Archaeological field project, The Origins of Agriculture and Sedentary Community in Northeast China. (The Hebrew University, Jilin University, Liaoning Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology) in Western Liaoning province, China.

2010-2013, Member of a Scholion Research Group, “Archaeologies of Memory: Founding, Decline and Destruction.”

 

COURSES TAUGHT IN THE LAST 5 YEARS

 

BACHELOR'S DEGREE COURSES:

Introduction to the History and Culture of Traditional China (46102)

The Formation of Chinese Identity (46101)

Art and Architecture in China (46320)

China Rediscovered: Art and Archaeology in China (46300)

Technology and Society in China (46214)

China and the Silk Road (46217)

China during the Age of Revolution 1900-1949 (46410)

Introduction to Chinese Art (46135)

 

MASTER'S DEGREE COURSES:

China on the Crossroads: The First Empire (46879)

The Silk Road: China and the Outside World during the Pre-Modern Time (46215)

Personal and Group Identities in China (46860)

From China to Crate during the Bronze Age (43816)

 

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

 

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION:

“The Emergence of Complex Society in Northeast China from the Fourth to the First Millennia B.C.: A Perspective from the Chifeng Area in Inner Mongolia.” Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh. Advisor: Professor Katheryn M. Linduff.

 

BOOKS:

Shelach, G. 2015. The Archaeology of Ancient China: From Prehistory to the Han Dynasty. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Pines, Y. and Shelach, G . 2012. Kol Asher mi-takhat le-shamaim: Sin Ha-Keisarit (All under Heaven: Imperial China [in Hebrew]), (Yitzhak Shichor chief editor). Volmue 2: Ha-Keisarut Hamukdement (the Early Imperial Period), Tel-Aviv: The Open University Press. 429pp.

Shelach, G. 2012. Zhongguo Beibu Bianjiang Diqu de Shiqian Shehui. Beijing: Zhongguo shehui kexue chubanshe (China Social Sciences Press). 220pp.

2012, Settlement Patterns in the Chifeng Region, (as on of the PIs of the Chifeng International Collaborative Archaeological Research Project). Center for Comparative Archaeology, University of Pittsburgh.

Shelach, G. and Y. Pines . 2009. Kol Asher mi-takhat le-shamaim: Sin Ha-Keisarit (All under Heaven: Imperial China [in Hebrew]), (Yitzhak Shichor chief editor). Volume 1: Mekorot Ha-Keisarut Ha-Sinit (Origins of the Chinese Empire), Tel-Aviv: The Open University Press. 347pp.

Shelach, G. 2009. Prehistoric Societies on the Northern Frontiers of China: Archaeological Perspectives on Identity Formation and Economic Change during the First Millennium BCE. London, Approaches to Anthropological Archaeology Series, Equinox. 203pp.

2004, Regional Archaeology in Eastern Inner Mongolia: A Methodological Exploration (as member of the Chifeng International Collaborative Archaeological Research Project), Kexue chubanshe, Beijing.

Shelach, G. 1999. Leadership Strategies, Economic Activity, and Interregional Interaction: Social Complexity in Northeast China. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Press. 280pp.

 

BOOKS EDITED:

Yuri Pines , Lothar von Falkenhausen , Gideon Shelach and Robin D.S.Yates , eds., 2013. The Birth of Empire: The State of Qin revisited. Berkeley: University of California Press

Chifeng International Collaborative Archaeological Project, eds., 2011. Settlement Patterns in the Chifeng Region. Pittsburgh: Center for Comparative Archaeology, University of Pittsburgh (The final report of the Chifeng International Collaborative Archaeological Project of which I am one of the PIs. 150 pp + electronic access to the full dataset of the Chifeng International Collaborative Archaeological Project: http://www.cadb.pitt.edu/chifeng/index.html).

The Chifeng International Collaborative Archaeological Project ed. 2003. Regional Archaeology in Eastern Inner Mongolia: A Methodological Exploration, Beijing: Kexue chubanshe. (Also published in Chinese).

 

REVIEWS IN:

Antiquity 2000 vol. 74: 732-733 (By Gina L. Barnes).

American Antiquity 2001 vol. 66 (1): 169-170 (By Sarah M. Nelson).

Journal of Anthropological Research 2001 vol. 57: 226-228 (By Yun Kuen Lee)

 

ARTICLES IN PEER-REFEREED JOURNALS: 

Li Yali, G. Shelach-Lavi, R. Ellenblum, Forthcoming.  Short-Term Climatic Catastrophes and the Collapse of the Liao Dynasty (907-1125) – The Textual Evidence. Journal of Interdisciplinary History.

Shelach-Lavi, G. 2018. Archaeology and politics in China: Historical paradigm and identity construction in museum exhibitions. China Information: 1-23.

Wachtel, Ido, Royi Zidon, Shimon Garti, and Gideon Shelach-Lavi. 2018. Predictive modeling for archaeological site locations: Comparing logistic regression and maximal entropy in north Israel and north-east China. Journal of Archaeological Science 92: 28-36.

Zou, Guan-Nan, Gideon Shelach, Li, Xiao-Qiang, Zhao, Chao, Rui, Xue, Zhou, Li-Ping, Zhang, Jia-Fu. 2018. Geochronology and paleoenvironment of the Taoshan site, northeastern China, and archaeological implications. Quaternary International 463(Part A): 6-17.

Shelach, G. and Tu Dongdong, 2017. Food, Pots and Socio-Economic Transformation: The Beginning and Intensification of Pottery Production in North China. Archaeological Research In Asia. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ara.2017.10.001

Shelach, G. Mingyu Teng, Y. Goldsmith, I. Wachtel, A. Ovadia, Xiongfei Wan, and O. Marder. 2016. "Human Adaptation and Socio-Economic Change in Northeast China: Results of the Fuxin Regional Survey." Journal of Field Archaeology 41(4): 467-485.

Shelach. Gideon, 2016. “'Our China' – Museums of Archaeology, National and Local Identities in China.” (Hebrew). Historia.37: 111-140.

Shelach, G. and Y. Jaffe , 2014. “The Earliest States in China: A long-Term Trajectory Approach.” Journal of Archaeological Research. 22 (4): 327-364.

Teng Mingyu, Gideon Shelach, Wan Xiongfei, Ofer Marder and Ido Wachtel. 2014. “Liaoning Fuxin diqu quyuxing kaogu diaocha jieduanxing baogao (2012-2013)” (Report on the Regional Archaeological Survey of the Fuxin area 2012-2013). Beifang Wenwu 2014 (3): 3-10.

Chen Bo , and G. Shelach , 2014. “An Archaeological and Regional Perspective on the Fortified Settlements and the Settlement System in the Northern Zone of the Han Empire (206BCE-220CE).” Antiquity 88: 222-240.

Shelach, G. Teng Mingyu , Wan Xiongfei , 2013. “Report on the 2012 field season of the project Origins of Agriculture and Sedentary Communities in Northeast China.” Asian Archaeology. 1: 10-25.

Shelach, G. 2012. “On the Invention of Pottery.” Science. 336:1644-1645.

Peterson, C . and G. Shelach , 2012. “Jiangzhai: Social and Economic Organization of a Middle Neolithic Chinese Village.” Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. 31:265-301 (Translated into Chinese and published in Nanfang Wenwu 南方文物 2015.4: 250-265).

Shelach, G. , K. Raphael (S), and Y. Jaffe (S). 2011. “Sanzuodian: The Structure, Function and Social Significance of the Earliest Stone Fortified Sites in China.” Antiquity. 85: 11-26.

Zhang, Jia-Fu , Xiao-Qing Wang , Wei-Li Qiu , Gideon Shelach , Gang Hu , Xiao Fu , Mao-Guo Zhuang , and Li-Ping Zhou . 2011. “The paleolithic site of Longwangchan in the middle Yellow River, China: chronology, paleoenvironment and implications.” Journal of Archaeological Science. 38: 1537-1550.

Avni Y., Zhang Jiafu , G. Shelach , and Zhou Liping , 2010. “Upper Pleistocene –Holocene geomorphic changes dictating sedimentation rates and historical land use in the valley system of the Chifeng region, Inner Mongolia, northern China.” Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 35: 1251-1268.

Shelach, G. 2006. “Economic Adaptation, Community Structure, and Sharing Strategies of Households at Early Sedentary Sites in Northeast China”, Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 25(3): 318-345.

Shelach, G. 2004. “Ideology, Politics, and the Development of Archaeological Research in China” (Hebrew), Zmanim. 85: 54-65.

Linduff, K. , R.D. Drennan , and G. Shelach . 2004. “Early Complex Societies in NE China: The Chifeng International Collaborative Archaeological Research Project.” Journal of Field Archaeology, 29 (1-2): 45-73.

Shelach, G. 2004. “Gongyuan qian yiqian nian yilai zhongguo dongbei diqu youmu shenghuo fangshi de xingqi – quyu wenhua de fazhang ji qi yu zhoulin diqu de hudong” (Chinese), Bianjiang kaogu yanjiu, 3: 237-262.

Shelach, G. 2002. “Dui zhongguo dongbei chifeng yizhi de geju jinxing kaocha de chubu baogao” (Chinese) Kaogu yu wenwu, 2002 (2): 43-50.

Shelach, G. 2001. “Prehistoric Dragons from Northeast China”, Orientations, 32 (4): 62-65.

Shelach, G. 2001. “The Dragon Ascends to Heaven, the Dragon Dives into the Abyss: Creation of the Chinese Dragon Symbol”, Oriental Art, 47(3): 29-40.

Shelach, G. 2001. “Interaction Spheres and the Development of Social Complexity in Northeast China”, The Review of Archaeology 22 (2): 22-34.

Shelach, G. 2001. “Apples and Oranges? Cross-Cultural Comparison of Burial Data from Northeast China”, Journal of East Asian Archeology, 3 (3-4): 53-90.

Shelach, G. 2000. “The Earliest Neolithic Cultures of Northeast China: Recent Discoveries and New Perspectives on the Beginning of Agriculture”, Journal of World Prehistory, 14 (4): 363-413.

Shelach, G. 1999. “Newly Acquired Chinese Bells Teach Us About Ancient Chinese Music”, The Israel Museum Journal. 17:58-59.

Shelach, G. 1998. “Settlement Pattern Study in Northeast China: Results and Insights on Potential Contributions of Western Theory to Chinese Archaeology”, Antiquity. 72: 114-127.

Shelach, G. 1996. “The Qiang and the Question of Human Sacrifice in the Late Shang Period”, Asian Perspectives. 35(1): 1-26.

Shelach, G. 1994. “The Emergence of Social Complexity in China During the Early Bronze Age: A Comparative Study of the Erlitou and the Lower Xiajiadian Cultures”, Asian Perspectives. 33(2): 261-292.

 

CHAPTERS IN EDITED BOOKS:

Shelach-Lavi, G. 2018. “Main Issues in the Study of the Chinese Neolithic." In, P. Goldin (ed), Routledge Handbook of Early Chinese History. Abingdon and New York: Routledge. Pp. 15-38.

Shelach, G. 2015. “Steppe Land Interactions and their Effects on Chinese Cultures during the Second and Early First Millennia BCE.” In R. Amitai and M. Biran, (eds.), Eurasian Nomads as Agents of Cultural Change. Hawaii University Press. Pp. 10-31.

Shelach, G. 2014. “Collapse or Transformation? Anthropological and Archaeological Perspectives on the Fall of Qin.” In Yuri Pines, Lothar von Falkenhausen, Gideon Shelach and Robin D.S.Yates, eds., The Birth of Empire: The State of Qin revisited. Berkeley: University of California Press. Pp. 113-138.

Lothar von Falkenhausen and G. Shelach. 2014. “Archaeological Perspectives on the Qin ‘Unification’ of China.” In Yuri Pines, Lothar von Falkenhausen, Gideon Shelach and Robin D.S.Yates, eds., The Birth of Empire: The State of Qin revisited. Berkeley: University of California Press. Pp. 37-51.

Gideon Shelach and Teng Mingyu, 2013. “Earlier Neolithic Economic and Social Systems of the Liao River region, Northeast China.” in, Anne Underhill, ed., A Companion to Chinese Archaeology. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, pp. 37-54.

Shelach, G. 2011. “I processi di interazione interregionale tra la tarda Età Neolitica e l'inizio dell'Età del Bronzo in Cina, in La Cina” (Interregional Interactions during the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze), in M. Scarpari (ed). The Chinese Civilization: from Its Origins to Contemporary Times; Vol. 1, Prehistory and the Roots of Civilization in China. Turin: Giulio Einaudi Editore, pp. 489-557.

Gideon Shelach, Robert D. Drennan, and Christian E. Peterson, 2011. “Absolute Dating”, in Chifeng International Collaborative Archaeological Project, eds. Settlement Patterns in the Chifeng Region. Pittsburgh: Center for Comparative Archaeology, University of Pittsburgh

Teng Mingyu and Gideon Shelach, 2011. “The Natural Environment and Its Modern Exploitation.” in Chifeng International Collaborative Archaeological Project, eds. Settlement Patterns in the Chifeng Region. Pittsburgh: Center for Comparative Archaeology, University of Pittsburgh.

Teng Mingyu and Gideon Shelach, 2011. “Climate Change during the Past 10,000 Years.” in Chifeng International Collaborative Archaeological Project, eds. Settlement Patterns in the Chifeng Region. Pittsburgh: Center for Comparative Archaeology, University of Pittsburgh.

Gideon Shelach and Yoav Avni, 2011. “Geomorphology.” in Chifeng International Collaborative Archaeological Project, eds. Settlement Patterns in the Chifeng Region. Pittsburgh: Center for Comparative Archaeology, University of Pittsburgh.

Gideon Shelach and Teng Mingyu, 2011. “The Environmental Basis of Settlement Distribution.” in Chifeng International Collaborative Archaeological Project, eds. Settlement Patterns in the Chifeng Region. Pittsburgh: Center for Comparative Archaeology, University of Pittsburgh.

Chifeng International Collaborative Archaeological Project, 2011. “Sequence of Social Change.” in Chifeng International Collaborative Archaeological Project, eds. Settlement Patterns in the Chifeng Region. Pittsburgh: Center for Comparative Archaeology, University of Pittsburgh. Pp. 101-140

Peterson Christian and G. Shelach , 2010. “The Evolution of Yangshao Period Village Organization in the Middle Reaches of Northern China’s Yellow River Valley.” In M. S. Bandy and J. R. Fox (eds.), Becoming Villagers, Tucson: Amerind Foundation and the University of Arizona Press, pp. 246-275.

Shelach, G. 2009. “Violence on the Frontiers? Sources of power and socio-political change at the easternmost parts of the Eurasian steppes during the early first millennium BCE.” In Bryan Hanks and Kathryn Linduff (eds) Social Complexity in Prehistoric Eurasia. Cambridge University Press, pp. 241-271.

Shelach, G. 2008. “He Who Eats the Horse, She Who Rides It? Symbols of Gender Identity on the Eastern Edges of the Eurasian Steppe.” In Katheryn M. Linduff & Karen S. Rubinson (eds), Are All Warriors Male? Gender Roles on the Ancient Eurasian Steppe. Lanham, Altmira, pp. 93-109.

Shelach, G , and Y. Pines. 2005 . “Power, Identity and Ideology: Reflections on the Formation of the State of Qin (770-221 BCE)” in M.T. Stark, ed. An Archaeology of Asia. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, pp. 202-230.

Shelach, G. 2005. “Early Pastoral Societies of Northeast China: Local Change and Interregional Interaction during c. 1100 to 600 BC”, in R. Amitai and M. Biran, eds. Mongols, Turks and Others: Eurasian Nomads and the Outside World. Brill, Leiden. pp. 15-58.

Pines, Y . and G. Shelach . 2005. “Using the Past to Serve the Present: Comparative Perspectives on Chinese and Western Theories of the Origins of the State” in S. Shaked, ed., Genesis and Regeneration: Essays on Conceptions of Origins, Jerusalem: The Israel Academy of Science and Humanities, pp. 127-163.

Shelach, G. 2004. “Evolution or Continuity? Marxist and Post-Marxist Paradigms for Gender Archaeology of the Chinese Neolithic Period” in K. Linduff and Sun Yan, eds. Gender and Chinese Archaeology. Altamira Press, Walnut Creek, pp. 11-27. (A Chinese translateion of this paer appear in: Xinbie yanjiu yu zhonggou kaoguxue. Kexue chubanshe, Beijing. 2006. Pp. 3-14.) (also published in Chinese, the entire book was translated and published by Beijing: Kexue chubanshe. 2006)

Teng Mingyu , Ta La , Zhu Yanping , Guo Zhizhong , G. Shelach , R.D. Drennan , K. Linduff . 2003. “Changing Patterns of Settlement Distribution in the Chifeng Region”, in The Chifeng International Collaborative Archaeological Project ed. Regional Archaeology in Eastern Inner Mongolia: A Methodological Exploration, Beijing: Kexue chubanshe, pp. 107-121. (also published in Chinese)

Drennan, R.D. , Teng Mingyu , C.E. Pitterson , G. Shelach , G.I. Indrisano , Zhu Yanping , K. Linduff , Guo Zhizhong , M.A. Roman-Lacayo . 2003. “Methods for Archaeological Settlement Study”, in The Chifeng International Collaborative Archaeological Project ed. Regional Archaeology in Eastern Inner Mongolia: A Methodological Exploration, Beijing: Kexue chubanshe, pp. 122-151. (also published in Chinese)

Drennan, R.D. , C.E. Pitterson G.I. Indrisano , Teng Mingyu , G. Shelach , Zhu Yanping , K. Linduff , Guo Zhizhong . 2003. “Approaches to Regional Demographic Reconstruction”, in The Chifeng International Collaborative Archaeological Project ed. Regional Archaeology in Eastern Inner Mongolia: A Methodological Exploration, Beijing: Kexue chubanshe, pp. 152-165. (also published in Chinese)

Shelach, G. , and the Chifeng International Collaborative Archaeological Research Project, 2003. “Using and Improving Regional Analysis”, in The Chifeng International Collaborative Archaeological Project ed. Regional Archaeology in Eastern Inner Mongolia: A Methodological Exploration, Beijing: Kexue chubanshe, pp. 166-173. (also published in Chinese)

 

BOOK REVIEWS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS: 

Shelach, G. 2008. “Neolithic Cultures” a chapter in China: The World's Oldest Living Civilization Revealed. John Makeham (ed.). London : Thames & Hudson. Pp. 44-53.

Shelach, G. and Y. Pines . 2008. “The Xia Dynasty,” “The Shang Dynasty, ” and “The Zhou Dynasty. ” chapters, in China: The World's Oldest Living Civilization Revealed. John Makeham (ed.). London : Thames & Hudson. Pp. 58-105.

Shelach, G. 2008. “Book Review: Landscape and Power in Early China: The Crisis and Fall of the Western Zhou 1045-771 BC, by Li Feng.” The Journal of Asian Studies, 67 (1): 281-284.

Shelach, G. 2005. “Book Review: The Genesis of East Asia, 221 B.C. – A.D. 907, by Charles Holcombe”, Asian Perspectives. 442: 381-383.

Shelach, G. and F. Allard. 2002. "Guest Editors' Preface to the Special Section" (with F. Allard), Journal of East Asian Archeology. 3 (3-4): iii-ix.

Shelach, G. 2002. “Book Review: The Bronze Age and Early Iron Age Peoples of Eastern Central Asia. Mair, Victor. H. (ed), Washington D.C., Institute for the Study of Man, 1998” Journal of East Asian Archeology. 4 (1-4):401-406.

Shelach, G. 2001. “Early Xiajiadian culture”, “late Xiajiadian culture”, entries for Encyclopedia of Prehistory, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Press, New-York, 25-31; 127-131.

Shelach, G. 1998. “Book Review: The Archaeology of Northeast China: Beyond the Great Wall. S.M. Nelson (ed.), London and New York: Routledge, 1995”, Journal of Asian Studies. 57(3): 858-859.