09/01/2012 to 12/31/2012
Washington State University (Vancouver), USA
Dr. Wang teaches courses on Chinese, East Asian and World History. His teaching and research interests focus on how the larger processes of nationalism, ethnicity and imperialism engage regional issues of cultural diversity and developmental unevenness. Wang's publications examine the relations of the late Qing empire with its Tibetan borderlands. His recent book, China's Last Imperial Frontier: Late Qing Expansion in Sichuan's Tibetan Borderlands, deals with Qing China's attempt to integrate eastern Tibet at the turn of the nineteenth century and local responses to the action of the state.
China’s Last Imperial Frontier: Late Qing Expansion in Sichuan’s Tibetan Borderlands. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, Rowman and Littlefield, 2011.
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
2011 清末川康戰事：川西藏區改土歸流的前奏“Qingmo Chuan Kang zhanshi: Chuanxi Zangqu gaitu guiliu de qianzou” [The Late Qing Kham War as aPrelude to Administrative Regularization in Western Sichuan’s Tibetan Borderlands], Minzuxue kan [Journal of Ethnology] 2, no. 2 (Mar. 2011): 6-13
2009 “Lu Chuanlin’s ‘Great Game’ in Nyarong: Moving Frontiers and Power Projection in Qing Tibet, 1865-1897,” International History Review 31, no. 3 (Sept. 2009): 473-489
2007 晚清康區甘孜地方勢力與改土歸流“Wan Qing Kangqu Ganzi difang shili yu gaitu guiliu” [Local Power and State Administrative Regularization at Gartze in the Late Qing Kham], Sinologie française法國漢學12 (Dec. 2007): 314-323
2010 Yingcong Dai. Sichuan Frontier and Tibet: Imperial Strategy in the Early Qing. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 2010. Journal of Asian Studies 69, no. 4 (Nov. 2010): 1224-1226
2010 Sigrid Schmalzer. The People’s Peking Man: Popular Science and Human Identity in Twentieth-century China. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2008. Journal of World History 21, no. 2 (June 2010): 356-359
2008 Grant Hayter-Menzies. Imperial Masquerade: the Legend of Princess Der Ling. Hong Kong University Press, 2008. Journal of Historical Biography 4(Autumn 2008):
2012 Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, April 2012, Toronto. Paper titled “Journeys to Tibet: Qing Official Perceptions of Tibet in Travel Accounts” (accepted but did not present)
2011 Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast and the Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, June 17-19, 2011, Claremont, California. Paper titled “Raising Modern Government in Eastern Tibet: Late Qing Expansions of the Chinese State” accepted for presentation
2011 International Symposium on the Tibetan-Yi Corridor Studies, 30 May – 3 June 2011, National Chunghsing University, Taiwan. Presented paper “Reflections on the Role of Regionalism in Imperial Expansion”
2010 International Association for Tibetan Studies, 12th Seminar, 15-21 August 2010, Vancouver, British Columbia. Presented paper "Late Qing Legal and Governmental Reform Measures in Kham"
2010 Sacred Mountains, Scenic Mountains: Cultural Pluralism in Historical Time International Symposium, sponsored by the Institute of History and Philology of Academia Sinica (Taipei, Taiwan) and Guizhou University in China, 23-26 July 2010, Guiyang (Guizhou Province, P. R. China). Presented paper "State Formation on Frontiers of Language and Culture: the East Tibet Case"
2010 Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, 25-28 March 2010. Presented paper “‘Rice Paddies Like in the South:’ Late Qing Agricultural Expansion in Kham Tibet”
2010 American Historical Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, 7-10 January 2010. Presented “Regularizing Nyarong: Nationalist Integration through Imperial Bureaucracy” and organized the panel “Inventing “Inalienable Parts of China:” Twentieth Century Chinese Legal, Ethnographical and Bureaucratic Incorporation of Tibet, Manchuria, and Maritime Frontiers”
2009 Association for Asian Studies Western Conference, Tucson, Arizona, 22-24 October 2009. Presented paper “Educating Tibetan Youths: Competition between Chinese Confucian and Tibetan Monastic Schooling in Eastern Tibet in the Early 20th Century”
2009 International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) 16th World Congress, Kunming, China, July 26-31, 2009. Presented paper entitled “Educational Reform and Social Change in Kham Tibet;” served in two separate panels as chair and discussant for forum entitled Social Transformation and Harmonious Development in China’s Southwest Ethnic Regions during the 20thCentury, by special invitation from Southwest University for Nationalities in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
2008 Human Diversity in Historical Process International Symposium co-sponsored by the Institute of History and Philology of Academia Sinica (Taipei, Taiwan) and the Southwestern University for Nationalities (Chengdu, China), with multidisciplinary presentations on the Kham are in southwest China (August 2008). Presented talk “Researching Kham’s Plural Local Societies: Observations of Local Durability as an Important Benchmark for Assessing External State Pressure in the Modern Era”
2008 Association for Asian Studies the Pacific Coast regional conference, University of Victoria, Canada (June 2008). Presented “Boundary Entanglements in Late Qing Eastern Tibet: Chinese Incorporation Drive and the Dalai Lama’s Protest over Nyarong, 1860s-1898”
2008 American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC (January 2008). Presented “‘Like Dog’s Teeth Interlocked:’ Late Qing Local, Regional, and Imperial Struggles over Nyarong in Eastern Tibet, 1860s-1895,” and co-organized panel “Before, Between, and Beyond the State: Eurasian Border Dynamics and Communities in Tibet, Tarim, Manchuria and Mongolia”
2007 History Department Colloquium, Washington State University, Pullman (November 2007). Presented “Seeing Qing China through Ethnic and Local Perspectives: Local Crisis and State Activism in Late Qing Chinese Expansion in Eastern Tibet”
2007 Central Eurasian Studies Society Annual Conference, University of Washington, Seattle (October 2007). Presented “‘Gift to the Dalai Lama’ or ‘Lhasa’s Eastern Domain’? Debates and Battles between Lhasa and Qing China Proper over Nyarong in Eastern Tibet in the 1900s-1910s”
2007 Crossing Borders and Paradigms: Anthropology of Southwest China Reconsidered International Conference, Dali, Yunnan (August 2007), sponsored by the Center for Ethnological and Anthropological Theories and Methods of the Central University for Nationalities (Beijing) and School of Southwestern Minority Studies of the Southwestern University for Nationalities (Chengdu). Delivered an invited presentation “Ethnography, Security and Development: Paradigmatic Shifts and Intertextuality in Qing Travel Writing on Tibet”
2007 Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Boston (March 2007). Presented “State Pressure and Local Fissure: How Dege Fell to Qing Incorporation in the 1900s” in an AAS-sponsored panel
2006 Officials on the Chinese Borders International Conference, Academia Sinica, Taiwan (October 2006), co-organized by the Institute of History and Philology of Academia Sinica (Taibei), the École française d’Extrême (Paris), and the Research Center for China’s Borderland History and Geography of the China Academy of Social Sciences (Beijing); sponsored by the Taiwanese National Science Council and the Taibei French Institute. Delivered an invited presentation “Female tusi on the Run, Village baozheng on the Rise: Gendered Power Dynamics in Garze Regularization”
2006 Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, San Francisco (April 2006). Organized panel The Late Qing Frontier Integration Drive: Expansion and Consolidation in the High-Imperialist Era, and presented “Late Qing Incorporation of Northern Kham”