october musings

a brief list of a couple of events in november, websites, readings to inspire and inform Happy Autumn (or Spring as the case may be)!! This month’s listicle is a bit shorter than usual which can be a good thing given how busy everyone is. Despite the pandemic it seems the world is on the move! As always, please get in touch with any suggestions or comments. Big thanks to LIU Yunxiao for the photo of sunrise at Mo’er Temple, Kashgar, Xinjiang, July 2019. events in november Max Planck Institute for the… Read More

LIU Yunxiao

ucl, research assistant Yunxiao is currently pursuing a PhD focusing on the management of under researched archaeological sites along the Oases Routes in Xinjiang. This work will contribute to the GIS mapping and analysis of sites in this region as they relate to those of Central Asia, thus creating a larger and more inclusive inventory of what is extant and how cross-border knowledge and collaboration contributes to documentation and protection of sites. Her previous work has included internships at the Dunhuang Research Academy where she examined conservation efforts against destructive disease in… Read More

MA Jian

Northwest University, Xi’an, PR China. CAAL Team Leader Before becoming director of the School of Cultural Heritage at Northwest University, Xi’an, MA Jian obtained degrees from the School of Archaeology and Museology at Peking University. He is interested in the archaeology of the Eurasian Steppes and nomadic culture and specialises in field archaeology and GIS. His key projects are the Archaeological Burials in North Piedmont of the Tianshan Mountains, Xinjiang (Regional Research Fund) and Interdisciplinary Research on Shirenzigou Archaeological Sites Cluster in Balikun, Xinjiang (National Social Science Fund).