IIBS Research Fellow for the academic year 2014-2015

Dr. Sun Yinggang, BA and MA, Peking University; MA and PhD, Princeton University, now associate professor at Fudan University. As the winner of the National Prominent Young Historian Prize, Prof. Sun’s research spans the Chenwei prophecy texts, astrology and calendar in medieval China, History of Buddhism, urban history of Chang’an, as well as history of Sinology. He published more than 30 papers and his books entitled “Prophecy, Knowledge and Political Legitimation in Medieval China” and “Buddhism’s impact on Chinese Monarchship ”will come out late this year. Prof. Sun was a visiting scholar to National Tsinghua University in Taiwan, Princeton, and a visiting professor to Tokyo University.