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Alan Macfarlane FBA FRHistS is an anthropologist and historian and a Professor Emeritus of King's College, Cambridge. He is the author or editor of over twenty books and numerous articles on the anthropology and history of England, Nepal, Japan and China. He has focused on comparative study of the origins and nature of the modern world. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Historical Society.
Zilan Wang has been Project Research Associate at the MAA since October 2014. Her research interests cover the East and South of Asia, particularly China and the Greater Himalayan Area. She works on collections history, material culture, visual anthropology, the practice of cultural and intangible cultural heritage, and the development of museum collections. One particular focus of her research is the history of collecting by European visitors to Asia in the last half of the 19th century and early 20th century.
Zilan became a senior associate (dining member) of Gonville & Caius College in February 2016 and a senior associate (an Associate of the Senior Combination Room) of King’s College in September 2016. Zilan now has an office at King’s College, 13 King's Parade.
Since her appointment she has initiated new projects, hosted distinguished visitors from overseas, curated two significant exhibitions at King’s College Cambridge, and continues to research future project opportunities involving the CRP and the MAA.