People

Ellen  Widmer (魏愛蓮)

Ellen Widmer (魏愛蓮)

Mayling Song Professor of Chinese Studies, Wellesley College

Research Interests: gender in Chinese literature, comparative East Asian literatures, Chinese fiction, family history, and media ecology in late Qing-China

Endymion  Wilkinson

Endymion Wilkinson

EU Ambassador to China, 1994–2001

Research interests: Chinese history; East Asian political affairs

Silas Wu

Silas Wu

Boston College

Research interests: Emperor Yongzhen: succession, personality, and images; Christian Church revivals in 20th century China

Zhang Wu

Zhang Wu

University of Massachusetts, Boston

Research interests: provision of public goods in rural China; bureaucratic politics of local government; social protest in China since the late 1980s

Man Xu

Man Xu

Tufts University

Research interests: women's history in pre-modern China; family and kinship; local society, material culture, and gender

Shuping Yao

Shuping Yao

Independent Scholar

Research interests: Great Chinese famine

Guolin Yi

Guolin Yi

Independent Scholar

Research interests: meta and civil society in China; media and Sino-American relations; Chinese foreign relations

Li Chiao (George) Yin

Ph.D. Candidate, Government

Li Chiao Yin will be writing his dissertation, “Nationalism and Chinese Foreign Policy.” This project explores how nationalism influences foreign policy with reference to China.  

Shuishan Yu

Shuishan Yu

Northeastern University

Research interests: Chinese architecture; modern architecture and its theoretical discourse; Buddhist architecture in East Asia

Wen Yu

Ph.D. Candidate, History

Wen Yu will be writing her dissertation, “The Search for the Chinese Way in a Modern World: From the Rise of Evidential Scholarship to the Birth of National Learning, 1620-1960.” This project explores the ideas, politics, and influence of modern Confucian thinkers to demonstrate the continuity in the search for values by the intellectual elites from late imperial China through the modern era, a continuity that has not been explored in accounts of modern China based on its political and institutional modernization.  

Yinyin Zeng

Yinyin Zeng

Independent Scholar

Research interests: theater; performing art in Chinese modern history

Min Zhang

Min Zhang

Harvard University

Research interests: education and youth development; social stratification and mobility; social change and globalization