College Research Fellow
Wolfson College; Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
History, Modern China, Politics, War, Revolution
I am a historian of modern China. My research looks at how global developments forged the modern Chinese state. In particular, I am interested in the studies of war, revolution, constitution-making and international relations of early Republican China (1912–1928).
I am a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College and Chiang Ching-kuo Postdoctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. Before moving to the UK, I received my BA and MA in International Studies at Peking University, during which time I developed an interest in international history. I received my PhD in modern Chinese history at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Professor Hans van de Ven, with a dissertation entitled, “Confronting the ‘European War’ in Early Republican China: ROC’s Constitutional Process and the First World War”. My current project revisits the Chinese Nationalist Revolution in the global revolutionary moment of the interwar years through the prism of Britain’s China policy. By breaking away from the limits of national histories and the Moscow-centred Comintern discourse, this project endeavours to present the Chinese Nationalist Revolution as a multi-faceted revolution where the transnational imperial, nationalist and Communist networks converged.
I was a Grace and Thomas Chan scholar from 2013 to 2016 and a visiting scholar at Academia Sinica, Taiwan, in 2016. I am currently member of the Association for Asian Studies, the British Association for Chinese Studies and the Royal Asiatic Society.