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Name: HUANG Xing


Associate Professor

Residence: July, 2014~Present

Departments and Research Group: Center of Scientific Studies on Cultural Heritage, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Research Interest/Areas 

   History of Physics, History of Iron Smelting Technology, History of Machinery, The Computer Simulation Research for History of Technology



  2009.09~2014.06 PH.D., in History of Science and Technology,Institute of Historical Metallurgy and Materials, University of Science & Technology Beijing,

  2006.09~ 2006.06 Master, in History of Science and Technology,Institute for the History of Science and Technology, Inner Mongolia Normal University,

  2002.09~2006.06 Bachelor, in Physics,Department of Physics, Tangshan Normal University.


Employment History 

  2014.07~Present  Post Doctor Fellow, Institute for the History of Natural Science, CAS

  2013.08~2013.11  Visiting Research Scholar, The Needham Research Institute, Cambridge, UK


Invention patent authorization: 

A kind of magnetic moment measuring device and measuring method ZL201710144060.4


Selected Papers 

1.HUANG Xing. Experimental Research on the South-pointing Loadstone Spoon (Sinan). Chinese Annals of History of Science and Technology, 2019.5:21-43.

2.HUANG Xing, Li Linfeng. Application and Influence of Flap Valve Mechanism on Ancient Bellows. Explorations in the History and Heritage of Machines and Mechanisms——Proceedings of the 2018 HMM IFToMM Symposium on History of Machines and Mechanisms, Sprigner, 2019:199-212.

3.HUANG Xing. Empirical research on the Loadstone Spoon “Si Nan” in Ancient China. Studies in the History of Natural Sciences,2017(3):361-386. (In Chinese)

4.HUANG Xing. A Comparison between Ancient Chinese and European Winnowers: Further Research on the Ancients’ Recognition and Application of the Centrifugal Principle.// Marco Ceccarelli. New Activities for Cultural Heritage:Proceedings of the International Conference HeritageBot 2017,Springer,2017:33-42.

5.HUANG Xing,LI Ang,PAN Jixing. Interview with Mr. Pan Jixing. Journal of Guangxi University for Nationalities(Natural Science Edition),2017(3):1-9. (In Chinese)

6.HUANG Xing. A Literature Review on the Historical Studies of Compass in China. Journal of Dialectics of Nature,2017(1):85-94. (In Chinese)

7. HUANG Xing, QIAN Wei, Wei Wei, Jingning Guo, Naitao Liu. 3D Numerical Simulation on the Flow Field of Single Tuyere Blast Furnaces: A Case Study of the Shuiquangou Iron Smelting Site in 9th to 13th Century China. Journal of Archaeological Science, Vol.63(2015)44-58.

8. HUANG Xing, QIAN Wei. Reconstruction Study on the Bellow of Blast Furnace in Liao Dynasty——A Case of the Iron Smelting Site at Shuiquangou, Yanqing in Beijing. A pplied Mechanics and Materials. Vol.163(2012): 7-11.

9.HUANG Xing, QIAN Wei. A Study on the Types and Performance of the Winnower in Ancient China. Agricultural History of China. 2013(2):24-37. (In Chinese)

10. HUANG Xing, QIAN Wei. A Comparative Study on the World Bellows before the Industrial Revolution. Studies in the History of Natural Science, Vol.32 No.1 (2013). (In Chinese)

11. HUANG Xing. The Status of Electric-Lamp Industry from 1879 to 1911 in China and Its Industrial Heritage. Journal of Inner Mongolia Normal University (Natural Science Edition), 2009(3):329-336. (In Chinese)

12. HUANG Xing, QIAN Wei. A New Research on the Wood Bellow. Technology: History, Heritage and the Culture diversity——Proceedings of the 2th Forum for the History of Technology. Beijing, Popular Science Press, 2013:84-91. (In Chinese)

13. HUANG Xing. A Research on the Shaoxing Armillary Sphere in South Song Dynasty. Development of Technology and Cultural Heritage. Jinan, Shandong Education Press, 2008:57-65. (In Chinese)

14. Jin WANG,Xing HUANG. A Survey Study of the Blast Furnace at Kuangshan Village Using 3D Laser. The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, 2017, 69(01): 64-70.

15. Institute for the Cultural Relics of Beijing et.Al.. Shui-quan-gou Iron Smelting Site of Da-zhuang-ke Mining and Metallurgical Sites in Yanqing District, Beijing in Liao dynasty. Archaeology. 2018(6): 38-50.?(In Chinese)

16. Institute for the Cultural Relics and Archaeology of Hunan province et.al.. Excavation Report of Tong-mu-ling Mining and Metallurgical Site in Guiyang County, Hunan Province. Archaeology. 2018(6): 51-69. (In Chinese)

17. LI Yanxiang, WANG Ronggeng, HUANG Xing, QIAN Wei. Investigation for the Blast Furnace in Kuangshan Village, Handan City, Hebei Province. Huaxia Archaeology, 2016(4):55-58. (In Chinese)

18. GUAN Xiaowu, HUANG Xing. The Jiami Water Mill and Zanba Eating Customs in Tibet. Studies in the History of Technology: New Perspectives from Anthropology, Folklore and Industrial Archeology. 2009:119-137. (In Chinese)

19. MEI Jianjun, WANG Pu, HUANG Xing. New Developments in Archaeometric Studies in China (2008-2009). The Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology. 2010(1):1-13. (In Chinese)

20. FENG Lisheng, HUANG Xing. On the Manufacturing Technology of Traditional Curved Beam Plough in China. Multi-cultural Perspectives of the History of Science and Technology in China. Beijing: Science Press, 2012:191-198. (In Chinese)

21. GUAN Xiaowu, DONG Jie, HUANG Xing & FENG Cheng. An Investigation on the Traditionary Craft of Making Mongolian Leather Boots. The Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology. 2007(3):241-254.(In Chinese)


Other achievements 

1. Three-dimensional digital animations:

  1) "Tao Tao Huanghe, Youyou Shuiche——A Structure Exhibition of the Yellow River Waterwheels in Lanzhou" (five minutes)

  2) "A Structure Exhibition of the Jiami Water Mill" (threee minutes)

  3) "A Cast Iron Smelting Processing Simulation of the Yanqing Shuiquangou Site" (five minutes)

2. Numerical Simulation and Video Exhibition

  "A Smelting Processes Digital Simulation in the Blast Furnace at Yanqing Shuiquangou"

3. Database Software Production

  "An Database Software for Oracle collections of Tsinghua University"

4. Special Equipment Development for the Archaeological Sciences

  1) A Magnetic Moment Measuring Device for the Free Shapes Magnet

  2) A Dedicated Systems for the Geomagnetic Field Simulation

  3) A Program-controlled Multifunctional Linear Cutter



  Address: Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences,55 ZHONGGUANCUN East Road.Beijing, 100190

  Email: huangxing (hers is at) ihns.ac.cn

  Phone number: +86 10 5755 2537