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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

East Asian Studies
Emeritus Professor of Chinese
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I am now retired from the university and have no active phone number.
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Robinson College (Senior Member)

I received my Ph.D. from UC Berkeley with a dissertation on the orthography of Chinese writing during the Warring States period.Then I worked for the International Dunhuang Project (IDP), where my research interests turned to Dunhuang manuscripts. I came to Cambridge in 2012 and taught here until my retirement in 2023. I have recently retired from my university post. I am now Qiushi Chair Professor at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, and also Honorary Professor (§17) at Hamburg University.

Teaching responsibilities: 

I am now retired.

Supervision information: 

I am now retired and no longer accept graduate students. So please DO NOT APPLY.

Research interests: 

Dunhuang studies; Chinese manuscripts; Tangut studies; history of Chinese writing; medieval China