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Cambridge Heritage Research Centre



I finished my BA degree at Sun Yat-sen University before I completed my MA in Cultural Heritage Studies at UCL. During my master’s course, I focused on heritage sites management of China. In my dissertation, I explored the heritage politics and cultural strategies of China with the case of the Yangshao Culture. Currently, I am a PhD student in Archaeology at Cambridge, and my research continues to look into the heritage impact of the Yangshao Culture.


Based on the wider socio-political context and some phenomena in Chinese heritage studies, my PhD research takes national archaeological site parks as an entry point and aims to find out how the Yangshao Culture is represented as national heritage and plays a role in the nation-building of contemporary China. My research will look into how local narratives of the Yangshao Culture are presented in selected parks and further absorbed in the national narrative. I will also investigate how local communities affected by park constructions perceive the heritage discourse and the national identity presented in the parks.

Teaching and Supervisions

Research supervision: 

Supervisor: Prof. Marie Louise Stig Sørensen

Advisor: Dr. Liliana Janik

Graduate Member, Cambridge Heritage Research Centre
PhD Student in Archaeology
Member of the Yangshao Culture: 100 Year Research History and Heritage Impact project
A profile photo of CHRC Graduate Member, Junting Lyu

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