Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, Emeritus
Research interests: modern Japan; Japanese industrialization; rise of Japan communist society in China; Deng Xiaoping; United States relations with Asia; reform era China; the second Sino-Japanese War.
PhD Candidate, East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Xiaoxuan Wang is a 2nd year GSA. With his dissertation “Saving Deities for the Communities: Religion and Reconfiguration of Rural Order in Southern Zhejiang, 1949-2000,” Xiaoxuan aims to examine the restructuring of social order in rural China during the PRC through the analysis of the trajectories of different religious traditions and the various ways they reinvented themselves.