Zilan Wang

Zilan Wang is a Research Associate at MAA, executive director of the Cambridge Rivers Project, and Chair of the Digital Lab’s Steering Committee. Her research interests cover East and South Asia (China and Greater Himalayan Area), focussing on collections history, material culture, visual anthropology, as well as the development of museum collections and practice of cultural and intangible cultural heritage.

As a researcher at MAA, she examines the collections from China and Greater Himalayan Area, and researching their histories, and in particular the history of collecting of European visitors to Asia in the late-19th century and early-20th centuries.

With Professor Alan Macfarlane, she co-curated two exhibitions in the chapel at King’s College, Cambridge: Xu Zhimo, Cambridge and China in 2014, and Ye Junjian, a Chinese member of Bloomsbury Group in the Second World War, in the summer of 2015.

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