SEAHA Centre for Doctoral Training


Yun Liu

Alumna, University College London

Project Title 

Scientific understanding of 19-20C Tibetan manuscript culture in the context of Asian paper making.

Background & Summary of Project

This project aims to explore Tibetan papermaking technology change, and material composition of Tibetan paper, including obscure raw material and papermaking process. Furthermore, investigation of Tibetan paper durability for exploring of sustainable storage condition is also an urgent need especially facing with such a mass of Tibetan paper collection. We will investigate how Tibetan papermaking responded to the changes from manual to the industrialised way in the first truly globalized industry and more specifically Asian industry of making paper. 


SEAHA roles 

  • Conference committee (2015)
  • Guest editor of conference issue (2016)
  • SEAHA conference co-chair (2018)


Liu, Yun, Irena Kralj Cigić, and Matija Strlič. Kinetics of accelerated degradation of historic iron gall ink-containing paper. Polymer Degradation and Stability 142 (2017): 255-262.
•    Liu, Yun., Fearn, Tom. and Strlič, Matija. (2021). "Quantitative NIR spectroscopy for determination of degree of polymerisation of historical paper." Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems 214: 104337.
•    Liu, Yun., Tom Fearn, Matija Strlic. (2021). "Factorial experimentation on photodegradation of historical paper by polychromatic visible radiation." Heritage Science 9(1): 130.
Liu, Yun., Tom Fearn, Matija Strlic. (2021). "Spectral sensitivity of the discoloration of Historical rag paper." Talanta Open 4: 100058.
Liu, Yun., Tom Fearn, Matija Strlic. (2022). "Photodegradation of iron gall ink affected by oxygen, humidity and visible radiation." Dyes and Pigments 198: 109947.