Field: East Asia/Tibet
Advisor: Gray Tuttle
Lan Wu is a doctoral candidate in Tibetan history and late imperial Chinese history in the History-East Asian program. She is currently completing her dissertation research on the role of Tibetan Buddhists in the eighteenth-century imperial expansion of Qing China (1644-1911). This project seeks to address the role of religion in historical research. Her other research interests include the history of travel and long-distance communication in the Himalayan regions and Qing China.