YAO Qiong (姚琼)
She is interested in learning what it means by nature and ancestor worship, and how faith in the God of Plague can be understood as a particular form of image icon, namely, a monster. In terms of mythology, her research interest is in how historical development and significance of Japanese and East Asian myths can gear toward ceremonial healing and religious observance.
B.A., Japanese Language and Literature, Zhejiang Gongshang University
M.A., Japanese Language and Literature, Zhejiang Gongshang University
Ph.D., Historical Folklore Studies, Kanagawa University
Academic Positions Held
Visiting Researcher, Asian Studies Center, University of British Columbia (1-22 November 2012)
Visiting Researcher, Institute for the Study of Japanese Folk Culture, Kanagawa University (April to July 2015)