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

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.

Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies