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Dr. ROBINSON, Rebecca
羅碧琳博士

Assistant Professor, Department of History

 

PhD, McGill University
MA, McGill University

 

RESEARCH FOCUS

Early Chinese History (500 BCE – 220 CE)
Comparative Ancient History (China/Greece/Rome)
Environmental History of China
Ritual and Religion in Early China

Histories of Surveillance

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

A: Book

 

  • Spiritual Imperialism: Religion and Empire in Early China and Rome (Under contract with Oxford University Press).

 

B: Journal Articles

 

  • “Spectacular Power in the Early Han and Roman Empires.” The Journal of World History. 2018, 29.3: 343-368.

 

C: Book Chapters

 

  • “Big Data in Early China: Networks of Surveillance in the early Chinese Empires,” in Histories of Surveillance from Antiquity to the Digital Era: The Eyes and Ears of Power. Laura Skouvig and Andreas Marklund, eds., Routledge, 2021. pp. 20-36.

 

  • “Employing Knowledge: A Case Study in Calendar Reforms in the Early Han and Roman Empires,” in Rulers and Ruled in Ancient Greece, Rome, and China, Hans Beck & Griet Vankeerberghen, eds., Cambridge, 2021. pp. 369-396.

 

  • “To Reverently Bestow the Seasons: Calendrical Narratives in Early China and Rome,” in Intersections of Religion and Astronomy. Aaron Ricker, Christopher J. Corbally, and Darry Dinnell, eds., Routledge, 2020. pp. 27-35.

 

D: Reference Entries

 

FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS (Selected)
  • “Religion and Environment in Early China.” Supported by a GRF grant.

 

  • “Ancient World, Big Data: Population Surveillance in Early China and Rome.”