Chen Shen joined the ROM in 1997 as the first Bishop White Curator of East Asian Archaeology, an endowed curatorship, and began his Canadian-Chinese collaborative archaeological fieldwork in China. Currently, Dr. Shen is leading several projects in Pleistocene archaeology in Northern China – Nihewan, Luonan, and Shandong projects. His research focuses on human origins and lithic technology development in East Asia. Dr. Shen has curated numerous exhibitions at the ROM, including the critically acclaimed Treasures from a Lost Civilization: Ancient Chinese Art from Sichuan (2002), and The Warrior Emperor and China’s Terracotta Army (2010). Dr. Shen has also been integral in fostering working relationships between the ROM and numerous renowned museums in China, including the Palace Museum and the National Museum of China (both in Beijing), and Nanjing Museum (Jiangsu Province).