ucl, research assistant 2020-2021
Shaohan completed her thesis at UCL where she investigated the serial transboundary protection and coordinated management of nominated sites along the Silk Roads. She is most passionate about visiting the sites and getting familiar with the local cultural scene. Experiencing the relationship between a site and its surroundings and looking into the impact of political and socioeconomic pressures are what drives her curiosity. Interestingly, as a swimmer and theatre goer her life is full of the correspondence between environment and human and between humans in relation to their social environment. She gives us a saying from the Tao Te Ching ‘the supreme good is like water, which nourishes all things without trying to. It is content with the low places that people disdain. Thus it is like the Tao.’
Shaohan continues to consult for the CAAL project while pursuing her archaeology career in China.