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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

Ren Wei

Ren Wei

Ph.D. Candidate, History of Art and Architecture

REN Wei will be writing her dissertation, “The Graphic Transformation in Chinese Book Design in the 1920s and 1930s.” This project explores Chinese art in the 1920s and 1930s through the lens of graphic design. In doing so, it reveals the period’s tensions, misalignments, and confusions as Chinese intellectuals struggled to offer diverse models to modernize their art.  

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

Chia-chi Wu (吳佳琪)

Chia-chi Wu (吳佳琪)

Assistant Professor, National Taiwan Normal University
Ph.D., 2004, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California
Chia-chi Wu’s research interests include film and cultural theory, history of global cinema, Chinese language and East Asian cinemas, international film festivals, queer film criticism, and martial arts cinema. Her current project is “Global Wuxia: 21st Century Martial Arts Films.”
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

Fairleigh Dickinson University

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