Liang Cai is associate 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.
China in world history, Chinese empires, Chinese intellectual history
Early Chinese empires, classical Chinese thought including Confucianism and Daoism, digital humanities, and the material culture and archaeological texts of early China
- 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)
Pinderhughes Receives 2021 ND President’s Award
May 26, 2021
Faculty Fellow Dianne Pinderhughes has been awarded the 2021 President’s Award by the University of Notre Dame.
Cai Protests Asian American Discrimination
Mar 23, 2021
Faculty Fellow Liang Cai (history) has been interviewed by a local NPR affiliate in the 88.1 WVPE article titled, “Local Activist Organizations Join to Support Asian American Community.” She was also interviewed by the South Bend Tribune in the article titled, “Peace Protesters Stand in Unity with Asian Americans.”
History Professor Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Digital Humanities in Early China at the Beijing Global Gateway
Aug 21, 2019
Faculty Fellow Liang Cai, assistant professor of history, and Meng Jiang, assistant professor of computer science and engineering hosted a roundtable discussion on June 24 at Notre Dame’s Beijing Global Gateway.