Research

My research focuses on how early Chinese described, represented, and theorized their lived environment and its relationship to human society and its institutions. I am currently working on a number of projects in this area. The first study delves into medieval Chinese conceptions of landscape, burial practices, and the interpretation of numerous seminal texts through the lense of the reception history of the scholar, poet, and geomant Guo Pu (276-324). The second study explores the history of a major crossroads along the Yangzi River that was at the center of centuries of migration, religious practice, economic activity, and warfare in medieval China.