The group aims at fostering intellectual conversations and exchange among the growing interdisciplinary community of China specialists both at the University of Toronto and the greater Toronto area. Our working group meetings are normally two hours long, and papers and reading materials are usually pre-circulated to enable maximal preparation and fruitful discussion.
We hope to focus on the following goals during the 2017-2018 academic year:
We will strive to nurture more dynamic graduate student participation by encouraging their presentation of research, conference papers, thesis proposals and chapters, and by facilitating in-depth communication on their presentations so that they receive feedback from peer students and faculty members;
We will expand our academic interests and disciplinary approaches by presenting scholarship focusing on cross-regional, inter-cultural, and transnational aspects of China studies;
We will complement our current strengths in the study of modern and contemporary China with research interests in pre-modern Chinese society and culture;
We will invite China scholars at institutions in neighboring regions, such as McGill, Queen’s, McMaster, Western, Brock, and SUNY Buffalo, with the purpose of strengthening scholarly ties with these institutions;
And, we will experiment with collaboration with other JHI working groups.
Leads Yiching Wu, FAS East Asian Studies Xing Fan, FAS Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies
Faculty, University of Toronto Ruoyun Bai, UTSC Arts, Culture & Media Alana Boland, FAS Geography & Planning Antje Budde, FAS Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies Li Chen, UTSC Historical & Cultural Studies Linda Feng, FAS East Asian Studies Anup Grewal, UTSC Historical & Cultural Studies Yi Gu, UTSC Arts, Culture & Media Ping-Chun Hsiung, UTSC Sociology Tong Lam, UTM Historical Studies Sidu Liu, UTSC Sociology Jennifer Purtle, FAS Art Hamish Stewart, Faculty of Law Meng Yue, FAS East Asian Studies Yvon Wang, FAS History Jun Zhang, FAS Geography & Planning Weiguo Zhang, UTM Sociology Yurou Zhong, FAS East Asian Studies
Faculty Members Outside University of Toronto Joshua Fogel, History, York University Yunxiang Gao, History, Ryerson University Joan Judge, History, York University Jessica Li, Humanities, York University
Graduate Students, University of Toronto Graham Candy, Anthropology Joseph Chan, History Xi Chen, East Asian Studies Jonathan Doughty, History Shengping Guo, East Asian Studies Monica Guu, Art Yanfei Li, East Asian Studies Yan Lu, Comparative Literature Meaghan Marian, History Mark McConaghy, East Asian Studies Edward Michielsen, East Asian Studies Wang Nan, East Asian Studies James Poborsa, East Asian Studies and Art History Molly Qiu, East Asian Studies Gary Wang, Art History Yu Wang, History Catherine Xiaowu Xu, East Asian Studies Yvonne Jia-Raye Yo, East Asian Studies Tony Zhang, Sociology Yuanfang Zhang, East Asian Studies
Graduate Students, Other Universities Doris Ha-Lin Sung, Humanities, York University Noa Nahimas, History, York University Jingsheng Zhao, Anthropology, York University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Outside University of Toronto Elizabeth Parke, Art & Media Studies, McGill University