My main research interests are the phonetic features of the script of Dunhuang manuscripts and the medieval Chinese religious soundscape, in particular the functions and symbolism of medieval temple bells.
Since July 2016 PhD researcher, Ghent University.
2013-2016 Research Master Asian Studies, Leiden University (cum laude). Thesis title: The Sound of Salvation - Buddhist temple bells and their inscriptions during the Song dynasty.
2012-2013 Master Asian Studies (Chinese Studies), Leiden University.
2006-2010 Bachelor Languages and Cultures of China, Leiden University. Thesis title: The poem Laojun bianhua wuji jing 老君變化無極經 and its relation to oral poetry.
Presentations and Papers
- Scheduled: "Phone Form - How Medieval Chinese Characters are (In)capable of Expressing Speech Sounds." Ostasienwissenschaftliche Mittagsforum, Ruhr-Universität Bochum. 11/12/2019
- “The Sense of Sound: A medieval perspective on phonetic elements in the Chinese script.” Symposium: New Perspectives on Chinese Writing, Leiden University. 20/05/2019
- "Mirror, Mirror in my Hand, Will my Phonophoric Stand? - Comparing phonetic substitutions in manuscripts with the Lóngkān shǒujìng 龍龕手鏡." Cambridge Hamburg Graduate Student Conference on Chinese Manuscript Culture, University of Cambridge. 17/05/2019
“Mirroring Speech? - An analysis of the usage of phonetic elements in the script of the Lóngkān shǒujìng 龍龕手鏡.” 10th International Conference of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics, University of Milan. 29/09/2018
“Chatting Manuscripts: A Study of Writing and Phonology in Nine Manuscript Versions of the Maham̄ audgalyaȳ ana Transformation Text.” Second Conference on Middle Period Chinese Humanities, Leiden University. 15/09/2017
“Read the Bell: tracing the cultural and social history of monastic bells through inscriptions from Song (960–1276) China.” 18th Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, University of Toronto. 21/08/2017
2014–2015 Teaching assistant Classical Chinese BA 1, Leiden University (LIAS).
2014-2015 Project assistant NWO Vici project Buddhism and Social Justice, Leiden University (LIAS).