Professor Dame Jessica Rawson

Research Profile

Current Activities

Research into the impact of warfare, concepts of beauty and changing beliefs in Chinese society from 1500 BC to AD 1000 (as 2014 Slade Professor of Fine Art at the University of Cambridge); the impact of interactions between central China, Western Asia, and the pastoralist communities of the Steppe during the Zhou (c. 1045- 221 BC), Qin (221-210 BC), and Han (206 BC-AD 220) periods; on the structure and contents of Chinese tombs; and on exoticism in the Han to Tang periods (200 BC-AD 900).