PhD Student

PhD program:: XXXVIII
email: hong.li@uniroma1.it

supervisor: Ciro Lo Muzio, Department of Oriental Studies, Sapienza Università di Roma
co-supervisor: Giuseppe Vignato,School of Archaeology and Museology, Peking University

Research: A comparative study of the Buddhist Material Culture in 6th to 7th centuries: From Hindukush to Northern China

Curriculum Indian Subcontinent and Central Asia

This research aims at analyzing the Buddhist material culture from the Hindu Kush to Northern China in the 6th and 7th centuries and looking for common threads among the Buddhist centers in this vast region. From east to west, the main geopolitical areas taken into examination are: Ye Cheng (邺城), the capital of Northern Qi (北齐) Dynasties, the kingdom of Kucha (龟兹), Swat, Bamiyan. Archaeology, art history, and historiography will be the main disciplines used in this research. The analysis of archaeological and historical data points to a close connection among the four investigated regions. Although there is a quantitative and qualitative asymmetry among the archaeological material and historical sources in the investigated regions, through comparison among the different areas it is expected that similarities, differences, and synchronicity will emerge. This project also looks forward to answering the question of the weakening of Buddhism in Gandhara and conversely flourishing in Bamiyan and Northern China. Finally, I hope that an in-depth reading of the rich Chinese sources will further enlighten the state of Buddhism in the period and area investigated.

Curriculum Vitae:

11/2022 - Today: Ph.D. student in Civilizations of Asia and Africa at the Italian Department of Oriental Studies (ISO), Sapienza University of Rome.
Research Title: A comparative study of the Buddhist Material Culture in 6th to 7th centuries: From Hindukush to Northern China
Supervisor: Ciro Lo Muzio, Co-supervisor: Giuseppe Vignato

09/2018-06/2021: Master's Degree in Archaeology and Museology, Capital Normal University.

09/2014-06/2018: Bachelor's Degree in Education, Qiqihar University.

Research products

11573/1666480 - 2022 - New Ideas on the Relic Belief in Kucha- A Case study of Kizil Grottoes (龟兹舍利信仰新议—以克孜尔石窟为中心)
Li, Hong - 02a Capitolo o Articolo
book: Journal of Dazu studies, v. 6 - (9787229170660)

11573/1666105 - 2019 - From Material to Belief—A Preliminary Study on the Origin of Phoenix Ornament (从物质到信仰—凤鸟来源初探)
Li, Hong - 01a Articolo in rivista
paper: YISHU DAGUAN (Tianjin: Yishu Daguan Zazhi Bianjibu, 2019-) pp. 29-30 - issn: 2096-7357 - wos: (0) - scopus: (0)

11573/1666108 - 2019 - Enlightenment of exhibition design of cooperation between Chinese and foreign museums under the new era—Taking the exhibition “City·Life - Tokyo and Beijing in the 18th Century” as an example (新时代背景下中外博物馆展览合作的展陈设计启示——以“都市·生活—18世纪的东京与北京”展览为例)
Li, Hong - 01a Articolo in rivista
paper: MEI YU SHIDAI (Zhengzhou: Mei Yu Shidai Zazhishe, 1988-) pp. 90-91 - issn: 1003-2592 - wos: (0) - scopus: (0)

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