Personnel


TODAY

Today The theosophist society remains in the remote Yunnan Province. Under the tutelage of Dr. Wu Nei Jing, who holds doctorates both Chemistry and Antiquities at the Beijing University and is a descendant of famed Doctor Huang Di Nei Jing.

The Theosophist society is compromised of a team of skilled archeologists, chemists and scientists. Their primary focus is on studying the historical references of the brass teapot, distilling formulas that may lead to a discovery of the alchemy properties of the teapot, and most importantly, the search for the teapot.

TEAM

Dr. Lee Tong Ang, is Beijing's preeminent archaeologist. He is a board member of the Chinese Archaeology Society, director of the Center for the Study of Chinese Archaeology at Beijing University, and director of the Center for the Study of Ancient Civilizations at Beijing University. He has been teaching archaeology at Beijing University since 1961

Dr. Ghenvie Yu is a leading expert in Ancient metals, pottery and ceramics. She also studied archaeology and worked as a researcher at the Forbidden City Palace Museum from 2002 to 2008 and at the National Museum (formerly, the History Museum) from 2007 to 2010. Today, she lectures at the Yunnan Province school of Archaeology.

Dr. Wik Mo Sli, is an independent scholar and historic preservationist with a background in folk studies. He was instrumental in compiling information for the Theosophist Society Cultural Heritage Protection Plan that highlights six diverse places of interest in searching for the teapot. Dr Sli's work has further helped visitors begin to understand the richness and depth of information contained in the teapot's legends.

Dr. Li Spher Ling, world reknowned specialist in carbon dating and authentication of antiquities has been working with Rafter Radiocarbon Laboratory part of the National Isotope Centre of GNS Science based in New Zealand. Dr. Ling has studied over 30,000 samples from researchers worldwide using the radiocarbon dating service; he is responsibly for all authentication and has measured antiquities from the Pacific area, United States and Europe.

The institute is visited yearly by professors and students from across the globe. The last symposium in May 2010 posed the question "Where is the teapot now". The Theosophist team and more than 100 archaelogists and treasure hunters came together to hear presentations. The expert's topics included how to interpret the significance of the teapot, where the teapot might be located and how to disitinguish the ancient teapot of lore from the many old teapots that have been uncovered and brought forth. Lectures were also given on the notes of Dr. A.K. Bhardwaj and the significance of the Sepoy uprising.

It was a undoubtedly the most successful and well attended symposium to date though questions have arisen as to how to process the vast inundation of counterfeit vessels which people claim is the famed Brass Teapot. Presently, Dr. Jing has created a department dedicated to the research and authentication of teapots and this will be headed up by top specialists in the field.