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  • PhD, University of Chicago (13)
  • MA, University of Colorado (02)



  • Assistant Professor, Chinese Department and Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology (17-)
  • (Acting) Director, Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology (17-)
  • Research Assistant Professor, Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology, Hong Kong Baptist University (16-17)
  • Research Fellow, The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University, (15-16)
  • Specially Appointed Language Instructor, Center for Language Study, Yale University (2014-2016)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University (2013-2015)


Courses Taught

  • Classical Chinese fiction
  • Selections of classical Chinese prose


Research Interests

  • Early China
  • Paleography
  • Early Inscriptions
  • Manuscripts
  • Classics and their commentaries


Professional/Community Service

  • Associate Editor, Bulletin of the Jao-Tsung I Academy of Sinology, Hong Kong Baptist University, (2017-).
  • Associate Editor, JAS Library of Sinology, Hong Kong Baptist University and De Gruyter (2017-).
  • Editorial Assistant, Bamboo and Silk, Center of Bamboo and Silk Manuscripts, Wuhan University (2016-).


Publications (selected)


  • Two Turtles and One Bag of Cinnabar: The Huayuanzhuang East Oracle Bone Inscriptions. Berlin: De Gruyter, forthcoming 2018.

Book Chapters

  • “Shang sacrificial animals—material documents and images,” Chapter 1, in Animals through Chinese History, Roel Sterckx and Martina Siebert (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2017-2018, 1-40.


  • “New study of the oracle bone phrases ‘kan wu jiu ling 勘巫九靈’ and ‘kan wu jiu ge勘巫九骼’, in Jiaguwen yu Yin-Shang shi (New Series vol. 7), forthcoming 2018.
  • “Numbers and Images of trigram and hexagram LI 離 in the Yi Jing and Related Texts”, in Bulletin of the Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology, vol. 5, forthcoming May 2018.
  • “New interpretation of the Shi Hui ding 史惠鼎”, Chutu wenxian 10 (2017), 62-67.
  • “The Meaning and Function of the word zhen 貞on the Genealogy of Ni Lineage Patriarchs”, in Jiaguwen yu Yin-Shang shi (New Series vol. 6): Rutgers International Conference of Shang and Early Chinese Civilization, Shanghai: Shanghai guji, 2016, 113-130.
  • “China’s first prayer,” Journal of the American Oriental Society (JAOS) 135.1 (Spring 2015), 93-113.
  • “Explaining the phrase ‘min dong’ (敃冬) in the Shanghai Museum’s Warring States bamboo manuscript Rongcheng shi 容成氏”, Jianbo 10 (2015), 19-24.


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