Our MA student Zhou Zhichen to pursue a PhD in Princeton

Zhou Zhichen, student of our program “Master of Arts in Oriental Languages and Cultures — Main Subject China”, has been admitted to the Princeton University’s PhD program. At Ghent, she was conducting research under the guidance of the GCBS’s Christoph Anderl. Her area of study is medieval Chinese history and Buddhist studies. Based on Dunhuang manuscripts, she explores cultural and political memory, imagery and identity of prominent families who lived in Dunhuang during the 8th and 9th centuries. Zhichen published a paper in the European Journal of Sinology and received the 2023 Young Scholar Award of the World Association for Chinese Studies.