This working group brings together faculty members and graduate students who use diverse methodological lenses and disciplinary tools, including history of science, gender studies, print and visual culture, art history, law, social theory, and postcolonial studies to study China. This organically-formed and experimental working group provides a common intellectual forum for participants in diverse fields to investigate historical, theoretical, and methodological issues relevant to China studies. In addition to faculty members and graduate students from the University of Toronto, our group has also welcomed postdoctoral fellows and scholars from York University, Sir Wilfrid Laurier University, and Ryerson University. We work closely with academic units at the University of Toronto to find opportunities to consult with outside scholars who are visiting Toronto. Our meetings normally take the format of pre-circulating a paper-in-progress, which members read and comment upon. In the coming year, we will focus on the cross-regional and transnational aspects of China studies, particularly in relationship to artistic and literary practices, colonialism and imperialism, revolutionary history and politics, and environment and ecology.
Lead: Yiching Wu (East Asian Studies / Asian Institute)
FACULTY MEMBERS Ruoyun Bai, UTSC Humanities; Comparative Literature Alana Boland, Geography Li Chen, UTSC Humanities; History Linda Feng, East Asian Studies Yi Gu, UTSC Humanities; Art Ping-Chun Hsiung, UTSC Social Sciences; Sociology Tong Lam, UTM Historical Studies; History Jennifer Purtle, Art Meng Yue, Comparative Literature; East Asian Studies Malcolm Thompson, History Blaine Chiasson, History, Wilfrid Laurier University Joshua Fogel, History, York University Yunxiang Gao, History, Ryerson University Joan Judge, History, York University Jessica Tsui Yan Li, Humanities, York University
COMMUNITY MEMBER Yi Cui, Independent Film Producer
GRADUATE STUDENTS Xi Chen, East Asian Studies Jonathan Doughty, History Monica Guu, Art Yanfei Li, East Asian Studies Wu Liu, East Asian Studies Yan Lu, Comparative Literature James Poborsa, East Asian Studies; Art History Meaghan Marian, History Mark McConaghy, East Asian Studies Elizabeth Parke, Art Catherine Ziaowu Xu, East Asian Studies Hank Zhao, East Asian Studies Troy Zhang, Sociology Yvonne Jia-Raye Yo, East Asian Studies Doris Ha-Lin Sung, Art, York University Charlote Kroll, Sinology, Heidelberg University Jingsheng Zhao, Anthropology, York University