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Rui Ding is a PhD student whose research field lies in Pre-Modern Chinese history, focusing on China and East Asia in the 14-19th century, political ceremonies and rituals, and the Chinese coastal military system in the Ming period (1368-1644) in particular.
She has a great interest in comprehensive historical research in and outside China, including but not limited to 14-19th century Korea, Japan, the Ryukyu Kingdom. She has been paying special attention to the relationship between the 14-19th century Chinese state sacrifices and the political structure of East Asia, and now working on utilizing more research methodologies of global history, religion and material culture into this topic.
Before joining the program in January 2021, she received her Bachelor’s Degree in History in Nankai University (Tianjin, China) in 2017 and a Master’s Degree in Chinese History in Fudan University (Shanghai, China) in 2020. During her MA program in Fudan, she studied at Ochanomizu University (Tokyo, Japan) as a visiting student in 2019.
Please feel free to contact her by Email in English, Chinese, and Japanese.