Wang Wensheng

Wang, Wensheng 王文生

CCS Faculty
Assistant Professor, History
Office: Sakamaki B204
Tel: 956-4233
Fax: 956-9600
Email: wensheng@hawaii.edu

PhD 2008, University of California, Irvine
MA 2006, University of California, Irvine
MA 2001, Wuhan University
BA 1998, Wuhan University

Professor Wang is a historian of late imperial China. His research interests include empire building, peasant movements, popular religion, and maritime interactions. He is working on his book manuscript, which focuses on the crisis-ridden period around 1800 when the Qing state had to contend with White Lotus rebels and serious outbreaks of highly organized piracy across the South China Sea.

China-Related Courses
 HIST 241 Civilizations of Asia
 HIST/ASAN 309 East Asian Civilization
 HIST 411 Local History of Late Imperial China
 HIST 419 The Chinese Revolution
 HIST 661C Seminar in Chinese History: Middle
Publications
 “Prosperity and Its Discontents: Contextualizing the Social Protest during the late Qianlong Reign,” Frontier of History in China 6(2011): 347-369.
 “Social Crises and Political Reform during the Jiaqing Reign of Qing China, 1796-1810s,” in From Early Tang Court Debates to China’s Peaceful Rise, ed. Friederike Assandri and Dora Martins. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2009, 33-52.
 “Political Culture 1800-1900,” in Encyclopedia of Modern China, ed. David Pong. Farmington Hills: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2009.

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