My name is Liying Wang. I am a first year graduate student in the Archaeology Program at the University of Washington. I was born in Tainan, a city possessing rich cultural heritage in southern Taiwan. This is my first time to the US, and now I live in Lake City. My archaeological training was undertaken at the National Taiwan University, and I received MA degree in 2011. After the graduated school, I spent one year worked at Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, and my job is responsible for investigating management of excavated objects in Taiwan. I also participated in two archaeological exhibitions in Taiwan, and was responsible for exhibition design.
For my PhD thesis, I want to focus on issues such as cultural contact, complex society and ancient technology. Having specific geographic and historical contexts, some sites in Taiwan have the potential to generate fascinating discussion of these issues.