ucl, research assistant
Zhehao’s (Steven) doctoral research focuses on the management of Maritime Silk Roads sites under the influence of globalisation. He is exploring different approaches in terms of conceptualisation, conservation, interpretation, and World Heritage nomination processes at sites in China and Saudi Arabia as well as others in between. His position at the National Center of Underwater Cultural Heritage allows his work building a GIS data platform for underwater sites. As the overland and maritime routes are closely intertwined Zhehao’s sea-based research provides the CAAL project with a unique perspective. He will also contribute translation of the ARCHES database thesaurus into Chinese. He is very fond of Chinese food but has an open mind towards British pub cuisine and often orders dishes he’s never heard of.