Kirie Stromberg


B.A. Yale University 2012, M.Phil. Cambridge University, 2014 

Areas of Interest

archaeology of East Asia, sound studies, materiality, state formation, music archaeology, prehistoric archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, ethnomusicology, archaeological theory 


Kirie’s dissertation (“Music and Diversity in Early China and Japan”) represents the first comparative archaeological account of early Chinese and Japanese musical instruments. She focuses primarily on the late Neolithic and early Bronze Age, especially from the Longshan period to the Early Western Zhou (ca. 2000 – 1046 BC) in China and the Yayoi period (ca. 800 BC – 250 AD) in Japan. She is a 2020-2021 China-Japan Fulbright-Hays fellow. 


Dr. Lothar von Falkenhausen