Chun-I Lin 

SOAS, University of London
Department of History of Art and Archaeology, Ph.D.

Years of Affiliation: RIHSS Postdoctoral Fellow from 2021-2022

Research Area:Art History and Archaeology in Medieval China, Art and Cultural Interaction along the Silk Road, History of Artefacts, Museology

I was awarded my PhD at SOAS, University of London, working on ceramic tomb figurines in the Chang’an area from the 4th to the 7th century to see what they reveal of regional interactions in medieval northern China. My current research focuses on the transmission of funerary arts between the Tang Empire and its neighbouring polities. I am interested in these from an art history perspective but also in the wider role these arts played in diplomacy and relations between polities at the time.