Major Interests: I graduated in 2011 with a BA in philosophy from Fudan University, China. One of my focuses is Buddhism in modern society in China, especially the role of Buddhism in social movements at present. Another interest is Chinese death rituals in cities during modern times and I am particularly interested in investigating the changes of these rituals before and after the establishment of the nation. I am currently participating in the AAS-SSRC International Dissertation Workshop at Arizona State University, which brings together 12 doctoral students who are from multiple disciplines and work on a wide variety of materials and in various regions of Asia. The title of my dissertation is "Trading Buddhas: Circulating Marble Buddhist Images Across the Sino-Burmese Border."