People

Sophia Lutao  Wang

Sophia Lutao Wang

Independent Scholar

Research interests: Adam Smith's commercial ethics in comparative perspectives

Eugene  Yuejin Wang (汪悅進)

Eugene Yuejin Wang (汪悅進)

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art

Research interests: Chinese art history; ancient bronzes; Buddhist murals and sculptures; reliquaries; scroll paintings; calligraphy; woodblock prints; architecture; photography; films

David Der-Wei Wang (王德威)

David Der-Wei Wang (王德威)

Edward C. Henderson Professor of Chinese Literature

Research interests: modern and contemporary Chinese literature, late Qing fiction and drama; comparative literary theory; colonial and modern Taiwanese fiction, and Asian American and diasporic literature; Chinese intellectuals and artists in the mid-20th century

Odd Arne Westad

Odd Arne Westad

S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations

Research interests: contemporary international history in East Asia; international affairs, diplomacy, and strategy

Martin  K.  Whyte (懷默霆)

Martin K. Whyte (懷默霆)

John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and Sociology

Research interests: comparative sociology; sociology of the family; sociology of development; the sociological study of contemporary China; the study of post-communist transitions.

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: local government and peasant protests

Miya Qiong Xie

Miya Qiong Xie

Ph.D. Candidate, Comparative Literature

Miya Qiong Xie will be writing her dissertation, “The Literary Territerialization of Manchuria: Spatial Imagination and Modern Identities in Chinese and East Asian Literature.” This project considers literary writings in and about Manchuria (northeastern China) by mainland Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese and (ethnic) Korean writers from the 1920s to the 1960s. It explores how spatial imagination and imaginary territorialization of the very margin of the Chinese land, as manifested in their works, testifies, shapes and problematizes important notions in modern Chinese and East Asian literature.