C. Kost, The Practice of Imagery in the Northern Chinese Steppe (5th–1st centuries BCE). Bonn Contributions to Asian Archaeology 6. Bonn: Vor- und Frühgeschichtliche Archäologie/Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, 2014.

C. Kost, Studien zur Bildpraxis im nordchinesischen Steppenraum vom 5. Jahrhundert v. Chr. bis zur Zeitenwende. Online publication Munich University, 2014.


Edited Volumes

C. Kost, S. T. Hussain (eds.), ‘Archaeo-Ornithology: Emerging Perspectives on Past Human-Bird Relations.’ Special Issue of Environmental Archaeology 24 (4).

C. Juwig, C. Kost (eds.), Bilder in der Archäologie - eine Archäologie der Bilder? Tübinger Archäologische Taschenbücher 8. New York u.a.: Waxmann, 2010.

Rezension zu Bilder in der Archäologie - eine Archäologie der Bilder?



C. Kost, 從青銅盥洗用具談東周時期(公元前 771-256)的個人衛生及相關問題. 青銅器與金文 2020.4. [peer-reviewed; accepted; publication late 2020]

C. Kost, 接受程度的提高:西汉皇家陵墓的草原器物和草原影响. 徐州与国际化视野下的两汉文化研究. 南京大学出版社. [peer-reviewed; accepted; publication mid-2020]

C. Kost, A matter of representation – personal hygiene in Eastern Zhou-dynasty China (771-256 BCE). In: I. Bredenbröker, C. Hanzen, F. Kotzur (eds.), Cleaning and Value. Interdisciplinary Investigations. Leiden: Sidestone Press, 2019. [peer-reviewed; accepted; publication mid-2020]

C. Kost, 交流策略的演变:从辛庄头考古发现探讨中原与北方民族关系的变迁. 青銅器與金文 2019.3, 381-401.

C. Kost, S. T. Hussain, Archaeo-Ornithology: Introduction to the Special Issue. Environmental Archaeology 24.4, 337-358.

C. Kost, Chasing the Halcyon Light – Human-Kingfisher Relations in Eastern Han-Dynasty China (CE 25–220) and Their Material, Sociocultural and Ecological Articulations. Environmental Archaeology 24.4, 411-433.

C. Kost, Changed Strategies of Interaction: Exchange Relations on China’s Northern Frontier in Light of the Finds from Xinzhuangtou. Inner and Central Asian Art and Archaeology series 1 (2018), 51-73.

C. Kost, Heightened receptivity – steppe objects and steppe influences in royal tombs of the Western Han dynasty. Journal ofthe American Oriental Society (JOAS) 137.2, 349-381.

C. Kost, Von Schmutzfinken, Saubermännern und Barbaren – Überlegungen zur Stellung der Körperpflege im China der Han-Dynastie. In: A. Selbitschka, S. Müller (eds.), Über den Alltag hinaus. Festschrift für Thomas O. Höllmann. Wiesbaden: Harrasowitz, 2017, 141-159.

C. Kost, ‘Yours ever so sincerely’: Albert von le Coq seen through his correspondence with Aurel Stein. In: H. Wang (ed.), Sir Aurel Stein. Colleagues and Collections. British Museum Research Publication 184, 2012, 1-9.

C. Juwig, C. Kost, Bilder in der Archäologie – eine Archäologie der Bilder? Einleitende Bemerkungen. In: C. Juwig, C. Kost (eds.), Bilder in der Archäologie – eine Archäologie der Bilder? Tübinger Archäologische Taschenbücher 8. New York u.a.: Waxmann, 2010, 12-32.

J. M. Bagley, C. Kost, Bedeutungsfelder figürlicher Kunst in frühen Kulturen. In: C. Juwig, C. Kost (eds.), Bilder in der Archäologie – eine Archäologie der Bilder? Tübinger Archäologische Taschenbücher 8. New York u.a.: Waxmann, 2010, 173-196.



C. Kost, Eurasian Steppe Bronzes (Re)Discovered. Rezension von J. Boardman, The Relief Plaques of Eastern Eurasia and China. The ‚Ordos Bronzes’, Peter the Great’s Treasure, and their kin. BAR S2146. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2010; sowie von U. Jäger, S. Kahnsteiner, Ancient Metalwork from the Black Sea to China in the Borowski Collection. Ruhpolding/Mainz: Franz Phillip Rutzen, 2011. The Silk Road 10 (2012), 146-150.



C. Kost, A review of the State Hermitage (ГосударственныйЭрмитаж) (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Dissertation Review 14/10/2015.

C. Kost, Ins Netz gegangen - der östlichste eurasische Steppengürtel im Blick, Newsletter MZAW/GSDW 1-2015, 8.



‘The excavation of a Buddhist temple complex from the period of the Qocho Uyghur kingdom in the western zone of the Tuyoq caves in Shanshan County, Xinjiang’ by Research Centre for Frontier Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, CASS and Academia Turfanica. Chinese Archaeology 20 (2020). [under review]

‘The excavation of grave M2158 at the Western Zhou-dynasty cemetery of Hengshui, Jiangxian County, Shanxi’ Chinese Archaeology 20 (2020). [in press]

‘The James M. Menzies Collection of Ancient Chinese Jades at the Royal Ontario Museum, Canada’ by Cao, Nan. Chinese Cultural Relics Vol 5 No. 1-4 (2018) 288-304.

‘The Function of the bronze rulers from the tomb of Fu Hao – and a discussion of the usage of Shang and Zhou dynasty bronze jue-cups and gu-goblets’ by He, Yuling He and Ma, Chunmei. Chinese Cultural Relics Vol 5 No. 1-4 (2018), 234-247.

‘The Excavation of Tomb M12 at the Xiaotian Creek Cemetery, Fuling District of Chongqing City’ by Chongqing Municipal Cultural Heritage Research Institute, Fuling District Museum of Chongqing Municipality and Chongqing Municipal Cultural Relics Bureau. Chinese Cultural Relics Vol 4 No. 1-4 (2017), 90-121.

‘On the provenance study method of archaeological relics based on style and distribution’ by Bai,Yunxiang. Chinese Archaeology 18 (2018), 146-154.

‘The excavation of the Huahaizi No. 3 site in Qinghe County, Xinjiang’ by Guo, Wu. Chinese Archaeology 17 (2017), 152-161.

‘The Han-dynasty Tombs on Mound No. 49 at Shangma Hill in Anji County, Zhejiang’ by Huang, Haode and Wo, Haowei. Chinese Archaeology 16 (2016), 119-133.

‘The Excavation of a Warring States Period Tomb at Xixin Village in Qingzhou City, Shandong Province’ by Shandong Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology; Qingzhou Municipal Museum. Chinese Cultural Relics Vol 2, No. 1-2 (2015), 52-87.

‘Gilt Coffin Ornaments from Han Dynasty Tombs in Wushan County: In the Context of Coffin Decoration Customs during the Han Dynasty’ by Li, Meitian. Chinese Cultural Relics Vol 2, No. 1-2 (2015), 222-231.

‘The Dali Kingdom Era Sutra Pillar from the Ksitigarbha Temple in Kunming City, Yunnan Province‬’ by Gao, Jingzheng and Li, Xiaofan. Chinese Cultural Relics Vol. 1, No. 2-4 (2014), 439-446.