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Yang Qin

Ms Yang Qin

PhD Scholar

MA, Management, Shanghai University of Science & Technology, 2004-2007
BA, Economics, Nanjing University of Posts & Telecommunications, 2000-2004

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Yang Qin is a PhD candidate in CIW working on intellectual history of the 11th to 12th century China, with focus on graphic representations in Neo-Confucianism and political discourse of Neo-Confucian scholars. The main concerns are: how visual means were used in Neo-Confucian texts to express cultural ideals, and how did they fit into the political culture of the time? She also takes interest in the Confucianism in Japan and the development of the modern Japanese Tōyōgaku (Oriental Studies). Before commencing the PhD in ANU, she had worked as a research assistant in the program of East Asian Religion, Art and History Studies in Fudan University.

Other Languages

  • Chinese
  • Japanese

Research Interests

  • Intellectual history
  • Medieval Chinese history
  • East Asian cultural interactions
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Current Projects

  • From graph to metaphor: the Emblem of 'Wu yi' (No indulging in pleasure) in the political culture of Song China
  • Modern Japanese cultural investigation in China and the making of Tōyōgaku (Oriental Studies)
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Selected Publications

Editor, The IAHS Academic Newsletter (quarterly), 2007-2014.

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