Riley Brett-Roche

University of Michigan MA in Chinese Studies 2015
Kenyon College, BA 2011

Riley Brett-Roche's undergraduate and graduate work prior to Stanford centered around Sino-Indian and Sino-Tibetan relations in the modern and late imperial periods. Based on Chinese and Tibetan sources, her masters thesis evaluated Qing attempts to reform the Tibetan administration under Kangxi, Yongzheng, and Qianlong. During her time studying Tibetan in Nepal, she explored the monastic library and reflected on the creation, organization, and development of archives. Her current research considers the history of the paper archives' conservation, organization, and accessibility in the People's Republic of China, the Republic of China, and in the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.