Xu Jun is a Professor of History at Sichuan University in China. She received her BA (Museology), MA (History of Chinese Ethno-group), and PhD (Special History) in 1992, 1995, and 1999, respectively, from Sichuan University. She is a Senior Researcher at the Anthropology Institute and the Tibetan Studies Center, both at Sichuan University. She was a visiting scholar to the Harvard-Yenching Institute at Harvard University (2001–02, 2010) and the Mongolia & Inner Asia Studies Unit at University of Cambridge (2013–14). Her research interests include cultural diversity; historical, social, and cultural changes; resettlement issues and social and economic development in Tibetan areas; and multimedia database. She offers courses in Cultural Anthropology, Indigenous Knowledge, and Cultural Diversity Protection; Anthropology Research Methods; Special Topics for Southwest Minorities’ Social, Economic Development and Cultural Change; and Special Topics for Tibetan Studies, Tibetan Society, and Culture at SCU.
Her current projects are entitled “Resettlement in the hydroelectric development in Tibetan areas: An anthropological survey of environmental restoration of Sanjiangyuan on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, with a focus on ecological undergraduate resettlement” and “Current situation and characteristics of Sino-Tibetan relationship in the new era (since 1978)”.
Xu has published several monographs such as “A village in Sophora viciifolia: Research report on a resettlement village of Kaschin-Beck disease program in Qinu, Daga, Lhasa, Tibet” and “For a better environment: On sustainable development of Qinghai, Gansu and Sichuan’s Tibetan Areas”.
|Mountain Research Initiative (MRI)||Science Leadership Council (SLC)|
|Himalayan University Consortium (HUC)||Steering Group|
|Chinese Ministry of Education (CME)||Research Projects Reviewer|
|Anthropology and Ethnology Society of China (AESC)||Member|
|Southwest Ethnology Society of China (SESC)||Board Director|
|Keys Station of Minority Ethnics Philosophy and Cultural Heritage of State Ethnic Affairs Commission||Academic Committee Members|
|Sichuan Folklore Society||Secretary General|