Shujing Wang


I received my BA degrees in archaeology and in philosophy from Peking University, China. I am interested in the archaeology and cultural communication between China and the world through the Silk Road in the ancient time. In my undergraduate thesis and other projects, I tried to reconstruct the interaction and transmission of cultural factors through the Silk Road based on the analysis of archaeological materials with their context, especially focusing on the cultural exchanges in the east of Eurasia from 500 B.C. to 200 A.D. At ISAW, I intend to further my previous study and specifically research the process of cultural communication between ancient China and Central Asia. Through this I hope to reveal the patterns of cultural diffusion along the Silk Road and find the specific influencing factors that created the differences between them.