Search - List of Books by Xinru Liu
Xinru Liu is currently employed at The College of New Jersey as an assistant professor of early Indian history and world history, and has held since 1993 a full professorship at the Institute of World History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Total Books: 20
Born in 1951 she had little formal schooling but instead worked as a peasant farmer and then as a factory worker during the cultural revolution. She taught herself English and history and gained admittance to the University of Pennsylvania where she earned a PhD in 1985 for work on Ancient Indian and Chinese History. Her PhD was published by Oxford University Press as Ancient India and Ancient China: Trade and Religious Exchanges, A.D. 1-600 (1988). She has written many books on Indian and Chinese history.
Xinru Liu has won a Grant from American Association of University Women, 1984, a Grant from Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1990. Her book, "Ancient India and Ancient China: Trade and Religious Exchanges, A.D. 1-600" won the award for Outstanding Research Works done between 1977-1991 from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. She is a member of the American Association of Asian Studies, The American Historical Association, and the World History Association.
Her most recent work is Dionysus and drama in the Buddhist art of Gandhara written jointly with Pia Brancaccio and published in the Journal of Global History.