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Dr. Dan Smyer Yü

Dan is Kuige Professor of Ethnology at the National Centre for Borderlands Ethnic Studies at Yunnan University. He is on the Advisory Group for the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, is an elected Board Member of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture (ISSRNC), and co-founder/co-lead of the Thematic Working Group on Trans-Himalayan Environmental Humanities at Himalayan University Consortium (HUC). His research interests are environmental humanities, religion and ecology, trans-Himalayan studies, sacred landscapes, climate change and mass migration and modern Tibetan studies. His books include Mindscaping the Landscape of Tibet: Place, Memorability, Eco-aesthetics (De Gruyter 2015) and he is co-editor of Religion and Ecological Sustainability in China (Routledge 2014) and Environmental Humanities in the New Himalayas (Routledge Environmental Humanities Series 2021).


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