Critical China Studies

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Critical China Studies

The Critical China Studies 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 group draws faculty members and graduate students in departments and programs such as history, East Asian studies, art history, anthropology, media studies, comparative literature, geography, religion, sociology, drama, theatre, performance studies, and women and gender studies, among other. Our working group meetings are normally two-hour long, and papers and reading materials are usually pre-circulated to enable maximal preparation and fruitful discussion.
    In the coming year, our goals will be to 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; to expand our academic interests and disciplinary approaches by presenting scholarship focusing on cross-regional, inter-cultural, and transnational aspects of China studies; to complement our current strengths in the study of modern and contemporary China with research interests in pre-modern Chinese society and culture; to invite China scholars at institutions in neighbouring regions, such as McGill, Queen’s, McMaster, Western, Brock, and SUNY Buffalo, with the purpose of strengthening scholarly ties with these institutions; and, finally, to experiment with collaborations with other JHI working groups.
Yiching Wu, FAS East Asian Studies
Sida Liu, UTM Sociology
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
Xing Fan, FAS Drama, Theatre & Performance 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
Lynette Ong, FAS Political Science
Jennifer Purtle, FAS Art
Hamish Stewart, Faculty of Law
Weng-Ching Sung, FAS History & Philosophy of Science & Technology
Shauna Ye, UTSC Historical & Cultural Studies
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
Joseph Chan, History
Xi Chen, East Asian Studies
Jonathan Doughty, History
Shengping Guo, East Asian Studies
Monica Guu, Art
Yanfei Li, East Asian Studies
Zixian Liu, History
Yan Lu, Comparative Literature
Mark Lush, East Asian Studies
Meaghan Marian, History
Mark McConaghy, East Asian Studies
Edward Michielsen, East Asian Studies
Wang Nan, East Asian Studies
Gang Pan, East Asian Studies
James Poborsa, East Asian Studies and Art History
Molly Qiu, East Asian Studies
Yu Wang, History
Zyler Wang, Geography
Catherine Xiaowu Xu, East Asian Studies
Mengran 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