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Zilan Wang is a research associate at MAA and executive director of the Cambridge Rivers Project. Her research interests cover East and South Asia (China and Greater Himalayan Area), focusing on collections history, material culture, visual anthropology, as well as the development of museum collections and practice of cultural and intangible cultural heritage.

As a researcher in MAA, she examines the collections from China and Great Himalayan Area at MAA and researches the history of the collections, in particular the history of collecting of European visitors to Asia in the last half of the 19th century and early 20th century.

With Professor Alan Macfarlane, she co-curated two exhibitions in the chapel at King's College, Cambridge: Xu Zhimo, Cambridge and China in 2014, and Ye Junjian, a Chinese member of Bloomsbury Group in the Second World War, in the summer of 2015.

Research Associate
A colour photograph of Zilan Wang, MAA Research Associate
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