Associate 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.