• Ph.D. Candidate, Inner Asian and Altaic Studies

Years of Affiliation: 2016-2017

Xin Wen is a Ph.D. candidate in the Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies and is working on a trans-regional history project for his dissertation, entitled “Fragmentary Mobility: The ‘Silk Road’ after the Age of Empire (850-1000)”. In it, he argues that, contrary to current consensus, activities on the Silk Road increased in the era of political fragmentation between trans-Eurasian regimes of Tang China and the Mongol empire.

From our Blog: 

Manuscripts and digital humanities at the British Library
Xin Wen, PhD student in Inner Asian and Altaic Studies, describes a summer in the British Library’s Asian and African Studies center, and how he might be an academic Spiderman…

The Old Man and the Book
Xin Wen, Ph.D. candidate in the Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies, describes manuscripts discovered in the Dunhuang caves that tell us about one man’s personal experience of the fall of the Tang Dynasty.

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