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Sarah Bramao-Ramos
Sarah Bramao-Ramos

Sarah Bramao-Ramos 潘心潔

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

Sarah Bramao-Ramos’s dissertation project “The Task of the Manchu Translator” examines the practice and culture of translating from Chinese into Manchu in Qing China (1636-1911). She aims to excavate the un-read history of many Manchu language translations.

Research interests: Manchu;Read More

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

Yung-Chang Tung
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’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

Yuan-Heng Mao
Yuan-Heng Mao

Yuan-Heng Mao 毛元亨

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

Yuan-Heng Mao’s dissertation project examines the formation and transformation of Jiangxi literati networks and their ideas of state and local society throughout the Yuan (1271-1368) and Ming (1368-1644) dynasties, with a particular interest in central Jiangxi.

Research interests: late imperialRead More

Saul Wilson
Saul Wilson

Saul Wilson 孙睿

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Government

Saul Wilson’s dissertation is on the politics of urban development in Chinese municipalities. His research seeks to understand how urban development became a question of distributive politics and how different Chinese locales developed different models of distributive politics.

Research Interests: MunicipalRead More

Mengdie Zhao
Mengdie Zhao

Mengdie Zhao 趙夢蝶

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

Mengdie Zhao’s dissertation “Shades of Justice: Imagining Law and Legal Culture in Late Imperial Chinese Literature” examines the popular critiques of law and justice in literature and drama from the 16th century to the early 20th century in China. SheRead More

Josh Freedman
Josh Freedman

Josh Freedman 费哲明

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Government

Josh Freedman is a PhD candidate in the Department of Government at Harvard. His research focuses on technocracy, bureaucracy, and the politics of science and expertise in contemporary China. Before coming to Harvard, he lived and worked in Beijing andRead More

Huanruo Wang
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

Jongsik Yi
Jongsik Yi

Jongsik Christian Yi 李钟湜

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of the History of Science

Jongsik Christian Yi has been awarded the Desmond and Whitney Shum Fellowship to conduct field research in Beijing and Lanzhou for his dissertation project on the history of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM, 中兽医) in the Maoist period. Yi willRead More

Shanni Zhao
Shanni Zhao

Shanni Zhao 赵姗妮

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology

Shanni Zhao will spend the Spring 2019 semester at Fudan University as she works on her dissertation, entitled “The Gender of Matchmaking: Intimacy, Female Workforce, and State Building in Contemporary China.” This project examines the crisis of social reproduction, indicatedRead More

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