People

Qiao YANG

Postdoctoral Fellow (Nov 2020-Nov 2023)

PhD

YANG Qiao 楊巧 works on institutions of knowledge, with a special focus on China and the Islamic world in the Mongol era (13th–14th centuries). Her doctoral project, Heavenly Knowledge, World Empire: Practices, Institutions and Exchange of Astral Sciences in Mongol Eurasia, examined the interplay between the Mongol Empire and astral sciences. She has published on biographies and networks of astral science experts in Mongol Eurasia. At the MPIWG, Qiao is the leader of the “Ability and Authority” working group, where she develops a project on the local state divination schools in Yuan (1271–1368) China. Qiao’s research interests include history of astronomy/astrology, history of divination, social and cultural history of the Mongol Empire, and cross-cultural contact between premodern China and the Islamic world.

Projects

Ability and Authority

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Heavenly Knowledge, World Empire

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Scientific Exchange in Mongol Eurasia: Astronomers and Physicians in the Mongol Empire

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Events

Primary Source Discussion Group

Ability and Authority

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Primary Source Discussion Group

Ability and Authority

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Colloquium

Practicing Astral Sciences, Practicing Power

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Primary Source Discussion Group

How to Make Maps

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Ability and Authority

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Primary Source Discussion Group

Ability and Authority

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Primary Source Discussion Group

Ability and Authority

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Primary Source Discussion Group

Ability and Authority

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Lecture

Approaching Occupational Cultures in the Önggüd and the Qonggirad Settlements under the Yuan

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Primary Source Discussion Group

Ability and Authority

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Smallpox in Tibet: the Origins of Inoculation

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An Archaeologist’s View on Craft Production During the Mongol Empire: Karakorum, the Orkhon Valley and Beyond

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“Learned Men Do Not Farm”—Agronomists in Yuan- and Ming-China

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Tasting the World—Cookery and Taskscapes of Cooks in Yuan China

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