- Ph.D. Candidate, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Years of Affiliation: Graduate Student Associate from 2019-2020
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 composed by literati, envoys, merchants, and religious leaders during this period and he argues that the portrayal of cultural others was constantly shaped by different political and cultural agendas.
Research Interests: Mongol Empire; Yuan Dynasty; Linguistic Communities; Literary Representations of Cultural Others