Yanxiao He

Yanxiao He
Advisor(s): Richard Payne
Ancient Near Eastern History
Research Interests: Social and cultural history of the Hellenistic World, the Greek-speaking Roman East, Global/Eurasian late antiquity, Greek ethnography

Yanxiao He is a doctoral candidate in the ancient history program. His dissertation project titled They Feel at Home: Gender, Animal, and Ethnicity on a Hellenistic Frontier aims to write a cultural history of the Greek diasporic experience in Central Asia and India from the late 4th century BCE to the first century CE. In line with his dissertation project, he has been co-organizing an ACLS-sponsored conference called Global China, Global Greece. Under the rubric of this conference, he has put together a panel titled A Hellenistic Eurasia?: From Egypt to the Border of China.


Forthcoming talks and presentations:

The Making of an Indian Odysseus: Sophytos, Indian Ocean, the Post-Hellenistic Far East, Graduate Colloquia, Department of Classics, University of California, Berkeley, August 14, 2020 (online)

Slaves Make King: Eunus’ Sicilian Slaves Revolt in the Late Hellenistic Period Revisited, Class Before Capitalism, Department of the Classics, Harvard University, Postponed and TBA