About

Liang Cai is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. The topics of her recent research are early Chinese Empires, Classical Chinese thought—in particular Confucianism and Daoism, digital humanities, and the material culture and archaeological texts of early China. Among her other areas of research and teaching expertise are China in world history, comparative studies of early Imperial China, and legacy of Chinese Empires in contemporary China and global communities.

Thematic Interests

China in world history, Chinese empires, Chinese intellectual history

Current Research

Early Chinese empires, classical Chinese thought including Confucianism and Daoism, digital humanities, and the material culture and archaeological texts of early China

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Other Accomplishments & Recognitions
  • Finalist, 2015 Best First Book in the History of Religions, American Academy of Religion, for Witchcraft and the Rise of the First Confucian Empire (SUNY Press, 2014)
  • 2014 Academic Award for Excellence, presented by Chinese Historians in the United States, for Witchcraft and the Rise of the First Confucian Empire (SUNY Press, 2014)
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The Practice of Human Development and Dignity
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The Practice of Human Development and Dignity (VIRTUAL)

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Simona BerettaMatt BloomCatherine BoltenPaolo G. CarozzaSéverine DeneulinRev. Robert Dowd, CSCDeirdre GuthrieBeth Simpson HlabseDavid HollenbachPaul PerrinSteve ReifenbergIlaria Schnyder von WartenseeClemens SedmakCarolyn WooBruce Wydick

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January 19
The Practice of Human Development and Dignity (VIRTUAL)
12:00pm
Book Launch
Simona BerettaMatt BloomCatherine BoltenPaolo G. CarozzaSéverine DeneulinRev. Robert Dowd, CSCDeirdre GuthrieBeth Simpson HlabseDavid HollenbachPaul PerrinSteve ReifenbergIlaria Schnyder von WartenseeClemens SedmakCarolyn WooBruce Wydick

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