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Asia Partnerships

The Field Museum Department of Anthropology has a long history of research and institutional collaboration with a wide variety of Asian groups. Berthold Laufer (1874-1934), curator of Asian Anthropology from 1908 to 1934, was a pioneer in the study of Asian cultures. Today, Curator Gary Feinman currrently directs a collaborative research project in China that explores the emergence of early complex societies in the Shandong region.