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Prof. Olivia MILBURN 米歐敏教授

Chinese Language and Literature Programme


BA Oxford University, MA Cambridge University, PhD SOAS, University of London



Rm 822, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

Court culture in imperial China, Historical representation of minority groups (disabled, ethnic minorities etc.), History and culture of Jiangsu and Zhejiang

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“Fantasy Entomology: Projecting Human Constructions onto Bees in Imperial-era Chinese Literature.” Paper presented at the Sixth Biennial Conference of East Asian Environmental History, Kyoto, 9th September 2021.


“Recovering a Lost Art: Featherwork in Early and Medieval China.” Paper presented at the International Convention of Asian Scholars, Kyoto, 27th August 2021.


“Records of Brain Damage in Early and Medieval China.” Paper presented at the conference Other Bodies: Disability and Bodily Impairment in Early and Medieval China, Needham Research Institute, Cambridge University, 21st April 2021.