Defining ‘Xian’

Methodological Approaches and Questions to the Study of Zoroastrianism in Medieval China

Pénélope Riboud

ISAW Visiting Research Scholar

Pénélope Riboud is a historian and an art historian who focuses on the society and visual culture of Medieval China. She was trained in France as a historian and an archaeologist at Université Paris 1- Panthéon Sorbonne, then as a sinologist at the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (Inalco-Langues'O) in Paris where she received her PhD in 2008. She is currently Assistant Professor of Chinese History and Art History at Inalco in Paris, and teaches China's Ancient History (pre-Song), Art History and History of Religions.

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