Lingling Xie



Professor Simon Knell

Dr Stacy Boldrick

Research area

My research explores the relationship and institutional collaboration between the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and China. The research aims to understand how the V&A has sought to understand and engage with China particularly in the period since China’s opening up to the West.


PhD candidate, Museum Studies, University of Leicester, 2017-present

Master of Arts, Museum Studies, University of Leicester, 2017

Bachelor of Arts, Archaeology, Nanjing University, China, 2015



Xie, L. 2014. ‘Appreciation of gao-yuan type composition method of Huang Gongwang’. Popular Science & Technology, 16, 6: 238-241.


Research project

Since September 2017, I have participated in the Translating Shakespeare Project at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (SBT). With Chinese background, I have catalogued Chinese translations of Shakespeare works and worked on collection management using Qi online system.

I have written the blog Shakespeare in Chinese and filmed videos and pictures, which reviews a collection of Chinese translations at the SBT Library. Besides, I was invited to showcase in the photo exhibition know thy neighbor curated by Kristel Palk.


Work experience

Whilst studying at the University of Leicester, I have worked as student bassador with the University International Office and the Career Development Service. And I was student representative of the School of Museum Studies between 2016-2017.

Before starting my postgraduate study, I had worked as student intern at the Nanjing University Museum for four years. I supported the interpretation of museum collections and engaged the community with the University history.



I have received a fully funded PhD scholarship from the China Scholarship Council (CSC).

I was awarded the President’s Postgraduate Scholarship and College of Social Sciences, Art and Humanities Merit Award (2016/2017).

I led the Elegant China cultural and creative project and received a funding of 100,000 (RMB yuan) from the Nanjing city government (2014).



The International Council of Museums (ICOM)

The British Association for Chinese Studies (BACS)

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