Dr. Hanung Kim is a historian of Inner Asia and a Tibetologist. He earned his PhD from the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University in 2018. Before joining SUSTech, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the Center for Chinese Studies of Taiwan and currently is an awardee of Pony Chung Young Scholar Grant 2019. His research mainly investigates the role of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist tradition in the historical development of Inner Asia over the last five hundred years. His recent study focuses on the historical and religious significance of weather-controlling rituals of Tibetan Buddhism in Inner Asian history. His work has been published in several journals and proceedings, including Revue d'Etudes Tibétaines, Journal of Tibetology, and Greater Tibet: An Examination of Borders, Ethnic Boundaries, and Cultural Areas.