Personal information
Hongen JIANG, Ph. D
Asso. Prof.

Email: jianghongen(at)ucas.ac.cn
Telephone: +86 10 88256501 
Address:No. 19 (A), Yuquan Road, Beijing, China 
Postcode:100049

Research Areas

Technically I am interested in:

1)  Wood anatomy
2)  Seed/fruit identification 

Now I am focusing on the following two projects:

1) Plant utilization in ancient Xinjiang of China
2) Ancient rice domestication and cultivation in the Yangtze River delta

Education

PhD, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2003-2006
MSc, Agricultural University of Hebei, 2000-2003
BSc, Agricultural University of Hebei, 1996-2000

Experience

   
Work Experience
1) Post Dr. in Botany, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2006.9-2008.6
2) Post Dr. in Archaeobotany, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2008.6-2010.9 
3) Asso. Prof. in Archaeobotany, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2010.9-
Teaching Experience
1)  Archaeobotany
2)  History of Botany
3)  Technology of Archaeobotany During Field Work

Honors & Distinctions

1) Outstanding Post-doctoral Fellowships of Xinjiang (2007)
2) K.C. Wong Post-doctoral Fellowship of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2009)

Selected publications

   
Papers

2016

Jiang, H.*, Wang, L., Merlin, M.D., Clarke, R.C., Zhang, Y., Pan, Y., Xiao, G., Ding, Ding, X., 2016. Ancient Cannabis burial shroud in a Central Eurasian Cemetery. Economic Botany 70, 213-221 (SCI) (Cover story).

This paper was reported by National Geographic, and was also selected as the cover story of the 3rd issue of Economic Botany in 2016. 

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/10/marijuana-cannabis-pot-weed-burial-shroud-china-ancient-discovery-scythians-turpan-archaeology-botany/

Chen, T., Wang, X., Dai, J., Li, W., Jiang, H.*, 2016. Plant use in the Lop Nor region of southern Xinjiang: archaeobotanical studies of the Yingpan cemetery (~25-420AD). Quaternary International (SCI) (In press).

Zhang, G, Wang, S., Ferguson, D.K., Yang, Y., Liu, X., Jiang, H.*, 2016. Ancient plant use and palaeoenvironmental analysis at the Gumugou Cemetery, Xinjiang, China: implication from desiccated plant remains. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences (SCI/SSCI/A&HCI) (In press)

Zhang, G., Mai, H., Liu, B., Merlin, M., Wang, S., Li., Y., Jiang, H.*, 2016. Wood analysis of an outer coffin unearthed from the Qian Zhang tomb (1553 AD) in Wuxi of eastern China. Journal of Ethnobiology (SCI) (Accepted)

Qiu,Z., Shang, X., Ferguson, D.K., Jiang, H.*, 2016. Archaeobotanical analysis of diverse plant food resources and palaeovegetation at the Zhumucun Site, a late Neolithic settlement of the Liangzhu Culture in East China. Quaternary International (SCI) (In press).

Qiu, Z., Liu, B., Li, Y., Shang, X., Jiang, H.*, 2016. Analysis of plant remains at the Neolithic Yangjia site, Wuxi city, Jiangsu Province. Science China: Earth Science (SCI) (In press).

2015 

Jiang, H.*, Zhang, Y., Lü, E., Wang, C., 2015. Archaeobotanical evidence of plant utilization in the ancient Turpan of Xinjiang, China: a case study at the Shengjindian cemetery. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 24, 165-177 (SCI ) 
 
Jiang, H., 2015. Subeixi cemeteries. In: Metheny, K., and Beaudry, M. (Eds.), Archaeology of Food: An Encyclopedia. Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham. pp. 484-485 PDF

Zheng, H., Jiang, H., Zhang, Y., Lü, E., Yang, Y., Wang, C., 2015. Early processed Triticeae food remains in Yanghai Tombs, Xinjiang, China. Archaeometry 57, 378-391 (SCI).

Li, J., Zhang, Y., Zhang, Y., Wang, L., Jiang, H.,*, 2015. Preliminary studies on the method of wheat processing from Shengjindian cemetery, Xinjiang. Quaternary Sciences 35, 207-217 (In Chinese with English abstract).

2014 

Yang, R., Yang, Y., Li, W., Aburesule Y., Hu, X., Wang, C., Jiang, H.*, 2014. Investigation of Cereal Remains at the Xiaohe Cemetery in Xinjiang, China. Journal of Archaeological Science 49,  42-47 (SCI, *Corresponding author)

Chen, T., Yao, S., Merlin, M., Mai, H., Qiu, Z., Hu, Y., Wang, B., Wang, C., Jiang, H.*, 2014. Identification of Cannabis fiber from the Astana Cemeteries, Xinjiang, China, with reference to its unique decorative utilization. Economic Botany 68, 59-66 (SCI, *Corresponding author) PDF

Qiu, Z., Yang, Y., Shang, X., Li, W., Abuduresule, Y., Hu, X., Pan, Y., Ferguson, D.K., Hu, Y., Wang, C., Jiang, H.*, 2014. Paleo-environment and paleo-diet inferred from Early Bronze Age cow dung at the Xiaohe Cemetery, Xinjiang, NW China. Quaternary International  349, 167-177 (SCI, *Corresponding author) .

Qiu, Z., Jiang, H., Ding., J., Hu, Y., Shang, X., 2014. Pollen and phytolith evidence for rice cultivation and vegetation change during the Mid-Late Holocene at the Jiangli Site, Suzhou, East China. PLoS ONE 9(1): e86816 PDF 

Wang, X., Jiang, H., Wang, T., Wu, Y., Zhang, P., Wang, W., Wang, C., Shang, X., 2014. Comparison of dry ashing and wet oxidation methods for husk phytoliths of foxtail millet and common millet extraction from archaeological soil. Journal of Archaeological Science 45, 234-239

Shevchenko, A., Yang, Y., Knaust, A., Thomas, H., Jiang, H., Lu, E., Wang, C., Shevchenko, A., 2014. Proteomics identifies the composition and manufacturing recipe of the 2500-year old sourdough bread from Subeixi cemetery in China. Journal of proteomics 105, 363-71 (SCI).

2013

Jiang, H.*, Yang, J., Ferguson, D.K., Li, Y., Wang, C., Li, C.S., Liu, C., 2013. Fruit stones from Tiao Lei' s tomb of Jiangxi in China, and their palaeoethnobotanical significance. Journal of Archaeological Science  40, 1911-1917 (SCI/SSCI, * Corresponding author).  PDF

Jiang, H., Wu, Y., Wang, H., Ferguson, D.K., Li, C.S., 2013. Ancient plant use at the site of Yuergou, Xinjiang, China: implications from desiccated and charred plant remains. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany  22, 129-140 (SCI). PDF

Liu, H., Tian, X., Zhang, Y., Wang, C., Jiang, H*., 2013. The discovery of Artemisia annua L. in the Shengjindian cemetery, Xinjiang, China and its implications for early uses of traditional Chinese herbal medicine qinghao. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 146, 278-286 (SCI *Corresponding author). PDF

Dai, J., Yang, Y., Wang, B., Wang, C., Jiang, H*., 2013. Changes in wheat starch grains using different cooking methods: Insights into ancient food processing techniques. Chinese Science Bulletin 58, Sup. 82-89 (SCI * Corresponding author) PDF

Si Y., Jiang, H., Wang, B., He, Q., Hu Y., Yang, Y., Wang, C., 2013. Raman microspectroscopic analysis of polychrome wooden artifact from the Astana Tomb of the Tang dynasty, Xinjiang, China. Spectroscopy and Spectral Analysis 33(10), 2607-2611 (SCI) PDF.

Qiu, Z., Jiang, H., Ding, J., 2013. Studies of botanical remains at the Jiangli site, Jiangsu. Wenwu 1,  90-96 (CSSCI) (In Chinese) PDF

Si, Y., Lv E., Li, X., Jiang, H., Hu., Y., Wang, C., 2013. Exploration of human diets and populations from the Yanghai Tombs, Xinjiang. Chinese Science Bulletin 58, 1422-1429 (SCI) (In Chinese with English abstract). PDF 

Liu, H., Hu, S., Zhang, P., Yang, Q., Jiang, H., Wang, W., Wang, C., 2013. Analysis of plant remains from two Yangshao sites of Shannxi, China. Archaelogy and Culture Relics 4, 108-114 (CSSCI) (In Chinese with English abstract).  PDF

Li, Y., Li X., Cao, H., L, C., Jinag, H., Li, C., 2013. Grain remains from archaeological sites and development of oasis agriculture in Turpan, Xinjiang. Chinese Science Bulletin 58, Sup. 40-45 (In Chinese with English abstract). PDF

2012

Chen, T., Wu, Y., Zhang, Y., Wang, B., Hu, Y., Wang, C., Jiang, H*., 2012. Archaeobotanical study of ancient food and cereal remains at the Astana Cemeteries, Xinjiang, China. PLoS ONE 7(9): e45137 (SCI *Corresponding author). PDF

Qiu, Z., Zhang, Y., Bedigian D., Li, X., Wang, C., Jiang, H*., 2012. Sesame utilization in China: new archaeobotanical evidence from Xinjiang. Economic Botany 66, 255-263 (SCI *Corresponding author). PDF

Hong, C., Jiang, H., Lü, E., Guo, L., Xie, Y., Wang, C., Yang, Y., 2012. Identification of milk component in ancient food residue by proteomics. PLoS ONE 7(5): e37053 (SCI). PDF 

Yao, Y.F., Li, X., Jiang, H., Ferguson, D.K., Francis, H., Ghosh, R., Bera, S., Li, C.S., 2012. Pollen and phytoliths from fired ancient potsherds as potential indicators for deciphering past vegetation and climate in Turpan, Xinjiang, NW China. PLoS ONE  7(6): e39780 (SCI). PDF

2011

Gong, Y., Yang, Y., Ferguson, D.K., Tao, D., Li, W., Wang, C., Lü E., Jiang, H*., 2011. Investigation of ancient noodles, cakes, and millet at the Subeixi Site, Xinjiang, China. Journal of Archaeological Science 38, 470-479 (SCI/SSCI, * Corresponding author). PDF 

Ma, Q., Jiang, H., Zhao, Y., 2011. Analysis of cannabinoids from leaves of ancient Cannabis sativa found in Yanghai, Xiniang, China. Natural Product Research and Development 23, 82-84, 88 (In Chinese with English Abstract). PDF

Hong, C., Jiang, H., Yang, Y., Lv, E., Wang, C., 2011. Application of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) method in the detection of ancient milk residues. Sciences of Conservation and Archaeology 23 (1), 25-28 (In Chinese with English Abstract). PDF 

2009

Jiang, H., Zhang, Y.B., Li, X., Yao, Y.F., Ferguson D.K., Lü, E.G., Li, C.S., 2009. Evidence for early viticulture in China: proof of a grapevine (Vitis vinifera L., Vitaceae) in the Yanghai Tombs, Xinjiang. Journal of Archaeological Science 36, 1458-1465 (SCI/SSCI). PDF 

Philippe, M., Jiang, H., Kim, K., Changhwan, O.H., Gromyko, D., Harland, M., Paik, I., Thevenard, F., 2009. Structure and diversity of the Mesozoic wood genus Xenoxylon in Far-East Asia: implications for terrestrial palaeoclimates. Lethaia 42, 393-406 (SCI). PDF 

2008

Jiang, H., Wang, B., Li X., Lü, E.G., Li, C.S., 2008. A consideration of the involucre remains of Coix lacryma-jobi L. (Poaceae) in the Sampula Cemetery (2000 years BP), Xinjiang, China. Journal of Archaeological Science 35, 1311-1316 (SCI/SSCI). PDF 

Jiang, H., Ferguson, D.K., Li, C.S., Cheng, Y.M., 2008. Fossil coniferous wood from the Middle Jurassic of Liaoning Province, China. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 150, 37-47 (SCI). PDF 

Russo, E.B., Jiang, H., Li, X., Sutton, A., Carboni, A., del Bianco, F., Mandolino, G., Potter, D.J., Zhao, Y.X., Bera, S., Zhang, Y.B., Lu, E.G., Ferguson, D.K., Hueber, F., Zhao, L.C., Liu, C.J., Wang, Y.F. and Li, C.S., 2008. Phytochemical and genetic analyses of ancient cannabis from Central Asia. Journal of Experimental Botany 59, 4171-4182 (SCI). PDF 

Mukherjee, A., Roy, S., De Bera, S., Jiang, H., Li, X., Li, C.S., Bera, S., 2008. Results of molecular analysis of an archaeological hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) DNA sample from North West China. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 55, 481-485 (SCI). PDF 

Ghosh, R., Gupta, S., Bera, S., Jiang, H., Li, X., Li, C.S., 2008. Ovi-caprid dung as an indicator of paleovegetation and paleoclimate in northwestern China. Quaternary Research 70, 149-157 (SCI). PDF 

 2007

Jiang, H., Li, X., Ferguson, D.K., Wang, Y.F., Liu, C.J., Li, C.S., 2007. The discovery of Capparis spinosa L. (Capparidaceae) in the Yanghai Tombs (2500 years BP), NW China, and its medicinal implications. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 113, 409-420 (SCI). PDF 

Jiang, H., Li, X., Liu, C.J., Wang, Y.F., Li, C.S., 2007. Fruits of Lithospermum officinale L. (Boraginaceae) used as an early plant decoration (2500 years BP) in Xinjiang, China. Journal of Archaeological Science 34, 167-170 (SCI/SSCI). PDF 

Jiang, H., Li, X., Li, C.S. 2007. Cereal remains from Yanghai Tomb in Turapn, Xinjiang and their palaeoenvironmental significance. Journal of Palaeogergraphy 9, 551-558 (In Chinese with English Abstract). PDF 

Jiang, H., 2007. The ethnobotanical history of Cannabis sativa L. (Cannabaceae). In: Li, C.S., (ed.) Advances in Plant Sciences. Vol. 7. Beijing: Higher Education Press (In Chinese). PDF 

Luo, J.R., Jiang, H., Zhao, Y.X., Qian, J.F., 2007. Volatiles from the Heartwood of Populus euphratica in Ancient Tomb. Natural Product Research and Development 19, 819-821 (In Chinese with English Abstract). PDF 

2006

Jiang, H., Li, X., Zhao, Y.X., Ferguson, D.K., Subir, B., Francis, H., Wang, Y.F., Zhao, L.C., Liu, C.J., Li, C.S., 2006. A new insight into Cannabis sativa (Cannabaceae) utilization from 2500-year-old Yanghai Tombs, Xinjiang, China. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 108, 414-422 (SCI). PDF
                                                           
2004

Jiang, H., Li, C.S., 2004. The vascular structure of early land plants. In: Li, C.S., (ed.) Advances in Plant Sciences. Vol. 6. Beijing: Higher Education Press (In Chinese). PDF

Book section
1)    Jiang, H., Yao, Y.F., Li, C.S., 2009. Plant remains and theri bearing on the palaeoethnobotanical significance in Yanghai Tombs and Sampula Cemetry of Xinjiang. In: Li, C.S., Yi, T.M., Yao, Y.F. (Eds.) Vegetation succession and environmental changes in China (Vol. 2). Phoenix Science Press, Nanjing. pp. 170-212 (In Chinese with English Abstract).

Conferences

1)  The 14th Conference of the International Work Group for Palaeoethnobotany (IWGP) in Krakrow, Poland, 2007
2)  The 38th International Symposium on Archaeometry (ISA) in the University of South Florida, Tampa, USA, 2010 
3)  The 39th International Symposium on Archaeometry (ISA) in the Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven, Belgium, 2012

Current Projects

1) Strategic Priority Research Program - Climate Change: Carbon Budget and Relevant Issues, Chinese Academy of Sciences, (Grant No. XDA05130501)
2) Plant utilization and human adaptation under hostile environment of ancient Turpan: a case study of the Subeixi Culture (3.0-1.9 ka BP) (NSFC, Grant No. 41102114)

Updating information


Updated 26/12/2012