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Critical China Studies

Critical China Studies

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
  • 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.

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

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