Xiaotian Yin

Academic Appointments


Xiaotian (Lillian) YIN 尹筱天 is a scholar of Buddhist art and architecture, specializing in Buddhist art in Inner Asia and China from the tenth to the fourteenth century. Her dissertation, "Collecting Embers: Buddhist Art in Central Tibet in the Age of Fragmentation, from the tenth to the twelfth century," investigates the transcultural entanglements of Buddhist art across Central Tibet, Song China, Tangut-Xixa, Nepal, and India during Tibet's "Dark Age." Xiaotian is also interested in the Buddhist publishing and printing culture in Song, Khitan-Liao, Jin, Tangut-Xixia, and Mongol-Yuan states.


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HB 6033


Art History


  • BA Boston College
  • PhD Harvard University