Li Zhiying

Field of Study

Years of Stay at HYI

Aug 2022 to May 2023

University Affiliation

Li Zhiying is an associate professor at the Centre for Tibetan Studies at Sichuan University in China, where she has been teaching Tibetan history and Manchu since 2018. She obtained a MA in anthropology and a PhD in history from Sichuan University. From 2016 to 2017, she was a visiting Fellow at the Department of Inner Asian and Altaic Studies at Harvard University. Her research interests lie in using multilingual source materials (Chinese, Tibetan, Manchu, etc.) to study Qing history, Manchu archival texts, Tibetan history, and Tibetan historical and biographical literature. She has published several academic articles, including “The Taxation System of khams in the Early Qing Period” (2021), “Journal of the West China Border Research Society and Tibetan Studies” (2020), “A Review of the Survey of the Boundaries of the Dar rtse mdo in the early Qing Dynasty” (2019), and “Textual Studies on the King of Beri” (2015). During her stay at HYI, she will focus on a project entitled “The Great Supreme One: The Rhetoric of Manchu and Tibetan Narratives during the Qing Dynasty.”

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