The Fairbank Center is thrilled to announce our 2018-2019 An Wang Post Doctoral Fellows!
Founded in 1981, An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships support junior scholars who study China in any discipline across the humanities and social sciences. Fellows are chosen from a competitive selection process to further their research through one year in residence at the Fairbank Center. To date, the program has supported around 100 scholars of China.
Our 2018-2019 fellows are:
Wen-Yi Huang received her Ph.D. from McGill University in Chinese History. Her research focuses on the history of migration in early medieval China and the environmental history of the Huai River in pre-modern China. Wen-yi’s research interests include cross-border migrants under Northern Wei rule (386-534 CE), who migrated after three successive southern regimes of the Liu-Song. At the Fairbank Center, her project is “War, Water, Wastelands: An Environmental History of the Huai River in pre-1194 China,” which examines the interplay between war, migration, and the environment in the Huai River region.
Wendy Leutert received her Ph.D. from the Cornell University in Government. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on how Chinese state-owned enterprises transformed from state-run factories during the Mao era to today’s partially-privatized multinational corporations. Her project at the Fairbank Center is entitled “The International Origins of China’s National Champions,” in which she argues that China’s national champions emerged from both domestic experimentation and more than six decades of sustained engagement with international models and actors. Wendy will also be a 2018-2019 Princeton-Harvard China and the World Postdoctoral Fellow.
Malcolm Thompson received his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in Modern Chinese History. His research focuses on the study of the Chinese population in its connection to the problem of economic development, historical systems of governing as a social practice, and imperial Chinese statecraft. Most recently, Malcolm was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Chinese Statecraft at the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia. Prior to his time in Vancouver, Malcolm was Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Toronto. At the Fairbank Center, he will working on his first book, The Birth of the Chinese Population and the History of Governmental Logics, which investigates problems of political rationality and economic development in China’s population from the 1890s to the 1930s.