Yifan Zheng is a Ph.D. student focusing on Early China. His research interests includes the studies of Chinese Classics and excavated manuscripts with particular emphasis on the topics of historical geography. Yifan graduated from Wuhan University, China (Department of Chinese Classic Studies for BA; Department of History for MA training). During his years at Wuhan University, he was intensively trained on the text-based historical research and archaeological analysis for the study of received Classics and unearthed written materials. At Berkeley, Yifan tries to concretize his interests to a wider socio-cultural context of Early Chinese issues on the foundation of comprehensive reading of transmitted and excavated texts.