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History | Xiuyu Wang

Xiuyu Wang

Associate Professor of History

WSU Vancouver




Ph. D., Carnegie Mellon University, 2006

Research and Teaching Interests

Wang teaches modern Chinese history, ethnicity, religion and nationalism in China, modern East Asian history, and world history.


Wang’s book, China’s Last Imperial Frontier: Statecraft and Locality in Late Qing Kham Tibet (Lexington Books, 2011), draws on archival and ethnographic research to analyze the interactions between local authorities in Eastern Tibet and Qing imperial officials during the region’s incorporation in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Recent articles and reviews:

Wan Qing Kangqu Ganzi difang shili yu gaitu guiliu [Local Power and State Administrative Regularization at Gartze in Late Qing Kham], Sinologie française 12 (December 2007)

Lu Chuanlin’s “Great Game” in Nyarong: Moving Frontiers and Power Projection in Qing Eastern Tibet, 1965-1897, The International History Review XXXI.3 (September 2009)

Qingmo Chuan Kang zhanshi: Chuanxi Zangqu gaitu guiliu de qianzou [The Late Qing Kham War as a Prelude to Administrative Regularization in Western Sichuan’s Tibetan Borderlands], Journal of Ethnology 2.2 (March 2011)

“Tibet and Modern China.” In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History. Oxford University Press, 2020.

Book review.   Grant Hayter-Menzies, Imperial Masquerade: the Legend of Princess Der Ling. Hong Kong University Press, 2008.  Journal of Historical Biography 4 (Autumn 2008): 123-128.

Book review.   Sigrid Schmalzer, The People’s Peking Man: Popular Science and Human Identity in Twentieth-century China.  The University of Chicago Press, 2008.  Journal of World History 21.2. (June 2010)

Book review.   Jodi L. Weinstein. Empire and Identity in Guizhou: Local Resistance to Qing Expansion. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2014.  American Historical Review 119.3 (June 2014):869

Book review.   Matthew Mosca. From Frontier Policy to Foreign Policy: The Question of India and the Transformation of Geopolitics in Qing China. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2013.  Journal of Asian Studies 73.2 (May 2014): 532-534