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Ming Tak Ted Hui 許明德

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Ming Tak Ted Hui 許明德

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Ted Hui’s dissertation centers on the Mongol Empire’s rule of China and asks how the cultural boundaries of the empire were perceived and represented from the 13th to the mid-14th century. He examines a diverse range of textual materials composedRead More

Xiaoxuan Li

Xiaoxuan Li 李曉軒

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Xiaoxuan Li

Xiaoxuan Li 李曉軒

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Xiaoxuan Li is writing her dissertation on textual representations of the body in early medieval China. She considers how earlier traditions of reading the body as a source of knowledge were challenged and re-written between the third and sixth centuries.Read More

Lin Lei

Lei Lin 林蕾

Ph.D. Candidate, Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies

Lin Lei

Lei Lin 林蕾

Ph.D. Candidate, Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies

Lei Lin’s dissertation, entitled “The Limits of Empire: The Qing-Gurkha War, China’s Borderlands and the Trans-Himalayan Paradigm, 1788-1850.” She hopes to provide a new angle for understanding the empire-building of late imperial China and for conceptualizing the geography of historyRead More

Anne-Sophie Pratte

Anne-Sophie Pratte 安哲

Ph.D. Candidate, Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies

Anne-Sophie Pratte

Anne-Sophie Pratte 安哲

Ph.D. Candidate, Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies

Anne-Sophie Pratte is working on her dissertation, “Mapping Colonial Mongolia in the 19th Century: Qing Cartography and the Transformation of the Steppe.” She focuses on maps as a technology of empire in Qing Mongolia, arguing that the succession of mappingRead More

Dylan Suher

Dylan Suher 蘇和

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Dylan Suher

Dylan Suher 蘇和

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Dylan Suher examines how the influence of television, film, and digital media transformed the conception of literature as a medium in the PRC. He centers his research on China’s “long 1990s” and investigates how, during this period, the function ofRead More

Yung-Chang Tung

Yung-Chang Tung 童永昌

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Yung-Chang Tung

Yung-Chang Tung 童永昌

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Yung-chang’s dissertation is entitled “Coping with Triviality: Note-Taking, Gossip-Telling, and the Problem of Information in Song China (960-1276).” This project tackles the ways in which Chinese literati processed daily information and promoted their reputation. He focuses particularly on Song notebooksRead More

Fangsheng Zhu 朱昉晟

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Sociology

Fangsheng Zhu 朱昉晟

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Sociology

Fangsheng Zhu’s dissertation, “Access, Selection, and Exit: Getting Education in Chinese Cities,” investigates institutions in getting education in contemporary China. He hypothesizes that institutions determine which parental characteristics matter with regard to the overall amount of educational inequality and thatRead More

Huanruo Wang

Huanruo Wang 王渙若

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilization

Huanruo Wang

Huanruo Wang 王渙若

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilization

Huanruo Wang will travel to China for a year of intensive fieldwork to investigate contemporary China’s media infrastructure through the lens of what she calls “the pan-documentary.” As part of this project, she will employ ethnographic participant observation within multipleRead More

Kyle Shernuk

Kyle Shernuk 佘仁强

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Kyle Shernuk

Kyle Shernuk 佘仁强

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Kyle is a Ph.D. Candidate in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature, Film, and Culture in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations (primary) and the Department of Comparative Literature (secondary). He will graduate in May 2020 with a dissertationRead More

Austin Strange

Austin Strange 郝思诚

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Government

Austin Strange

Austin Strange 郝思诚

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Government

Austin Strange’s dissertation examines how elite domestic politics and political legitimacy shaped late imperial China’s foreign economic policies, including its tribute and trade relations in East Asia. His work also explores how similar dynamics persist in contemporary international politics. Additionally,Read More

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