Assistant Professor, History
Office: Sakamaki B204
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.
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
“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.