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Yixian Lin

  • BE, ME (Metallurgy), PhD
  • Newton International Fellow 2010-12

Research Interests

  • Archaeological materials and technologies, especially in early glass, glaze and vitreous materials found in northwest areas of China.
  • Newton International Fellowship research project: 'Early Glass and Pigments from Majiayuan Cemetery, Gansu, China'

Awards

  • 2008 & 2007 University of Science and Technology, Beijing Merit Graduate Student Award
  • 2007 & 2006 Marie Curie Fellowship for Early Stage Researchers Training 'Science, Conservation and Archaeology', UCL Institute of Archaeology

Educational Background

  • 1994 BE (Metallurgy), University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China
  • 1997 ME (Metallurgy), University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China
  • 2009 PhD Institute of Historical Metallurgy and Materials, University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China. Thesis title: 'Chemical Analysis of some Niya Glasses'
  • 2009 Yixian LIN, Hui WANG, Xiaolin CHENG Foreign or Indigenous? A Preliminary Examination of a Warring States Vessel with So-Called ‘Glass Paste’ Decoration of Majiayuan Cemetery. Archaeology and Cultural Relics: TBD.
  • 2009 Yixian LIN A Bactrian Rhyton in Niya Site? Contribution of Chemical Analysis. Cultural Relics: TBD.
  • 2009 Yixian LIN, Wei QIAN, Tienan ZHANG, Jianfeng CUI Glass on the Silk Road - A Study of Finds in Niya Oasis. The Western Regions Studies: TBD.
  • 2007 Yixian LIN, Wei QIAN, Tienan ZHANG, Jianfeng CUI A Preliminary Study on Niya Glass Artefacts. In. Niya Site: Archaeological Studies Number 3, Research Report into an Ancient Town in Xinjiang, China. Tokyo, Japan: the Japanese-Chinese Joint Research of the Niya Site. pp. 101-145.
  • Yixian LIN Chemical Analysis of Some Niya Glasses. Paper presented at the conference ‘Glass along the Silk Road 200 BC - 1000 AD’, Mainz, Germany. Dec. 8-14, 2008.
  • Yixian LIN, Wei QIAN How Technical is Your Small Glass Sample? Paper presented at the Fourth International Conference of the Society for East Asian Archaeology, Beijing, China. June 3-5, 2008.

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