Former Fellows

2019-2020

Dong Yan, CCS Postdoctoral Fellow

Appointment Dates: 9/15/2019–9/14/2020

Home Institution: UCLA

Field: History

Research Topic: Sinews of Paper: Public Debt and Chinese Political Economy: 1850 - 1937

2018-2019

Timothy McLellan, CCS Postdoctoral Fellow

Appointment Dates: 8/1/2018–7/31/2019

Home Institution: Cornell University

Field: Anthropology

Research Topic: Bureaucratizing Science: An Ethnography of Agri-Environmental Research and Development in Southwest China

2017–2018

Emily Mokros, CCS Postdoctoral Fellow

Appointment Dates: 8/1/2017–7/31/2018

Home Institution: University of Kentucky

Field: History

Research Topic: News of Empire: Communications and Political Culture in Late Imperial China

2016–2017

Yu Luo, CCS Postdoctoral Fellow

Appointment Dates: 07/05/2016–07/04/2017

Home Institution: Yale University

Field: Anthropology

Research Topic: Ethnic by Design: Branding a Buyi (Bouyei) Cultural Landscape in Late-Socialist Southwest China

Peng Xu, CCS Postdoctoral Fellow

Appointment Dates08/01/2016–08/01/2017

Home Institution: Swarthmore University

Field: East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Research Topic: The Courtesan’s Drama: Women and Chinese Elite Theater, 1570–1599

2015–2016

Mujun Zhou, CCS Postdoctoral Fellow

Appointment Dates: 08/01/2015–07/31/2016

Home Institution: Brown University

Field: Sociology

Research Topic: Civil Society and the Potential for Solidarity: Toward a Critical Sociology of Post 1989 Chinese Society

2013–2014

Yi Wang, CCS Postdoctoral Fellow

Appointment Dates: 08/01/2013–07/31/2014

Home Institution: University of Chicago

Field: East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Research Topic: Transforming the Frontier: Land, Commerce, and Chinese Colonization in Inner Mongolia, 1700–1911

2012–2013

Joshua Hill, CCS Postdoctoral Fellow

Appointment Dates: 08/01/2012–07/31/2013

Home Institution: Harvard University

Field: History

Research Topic: Voting as a Rite: Changing Ideas of Elections in Early 20th-century China

2011–2012

Tie Xiao, CCS Postdoctoral Fellow

Appointment Dates: 08/01/2011–02/15/2012

Home Institution: University of Chicago

Field: East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Research Topic: In the Name of the Masses: Conceptualization and Representations of the Crowd in Early Twentieth-Century China

2010–2011

Mun Young Cho, CCS Postdoctoral Fellow

Appointment Dates: 08/01/2010–02/15/2011

Home Institution: Stanford University

Field: Anthropology

Research Topic: The Specter of "The People": Managing Urban Poverty in Northeast China

2009–2010

Jia-Chen Fu, CCS Postdoctoral Fellow

Appointment Dates: 08/01/2009–07/31/2010

Home Institution: Yale University

Field: History

Research Topic: Society's Laboratories: Biomedical Nutrition and the Making of the Medical Chinese Body, 1911–1949

2008–2009

Matthew Mosca, CCS Postdoctoral Fellow

Appointment Dates: 08/01/2008–07/31/2009

Home Institution: Harvard University

Field: History

Research Topic: China's Rediscovery of India: Evolving Qing Geographic and Strategic Worldviews, 1760–1880

2007–2008

Haicheng Wang, CCS Postdoctoral Fellow

Appointment Dates: 08/01/2007–07/31/2008

Home Institution: Princeton

Field: Art and Archaeology

Research Topic: The History of Western Zhou Bell Music

2006–2007

Justin Zackey, CCS Postdoctoral Fellow

Appointment Dates: 08/01/2006–07/31/2007

Home Institution: UCLA

Field: Geography

Research Topic: Deforestation Discourses: Nature, Narratives and Policy in Northwest Yunnan Province, P.R.C.

2005–2006

Weihong Bao, Postdoctoral Fellow

Appointment Dates: 08/01/2005–12/31/2006

Home Institution: University of Chicago

Field: Cinema and Media Studies

Research Topic: Baptism By Fire: Spectatorship and Aesthetic Affect in Chinese Cinema from Shanghai to Chongqing

Xun Liu, Postdoctoral Fellow

Appointment Dates: 8/1/05–7/31/2006

Home Institution: Rutgers University

Field: History

Research Topic: Daoist Modern: Nationalism, Science, and Inner Alchemic Practice and Community in Early 20th Century China

2004–2005

Seunghyun Han, Postdoctoral Fellow

Appointment Dates: 1/1/2005–7/31/2005

Home Institution: Harvard University

Field: History

Research Topic: Reinventing Local Tradition: Politics, Culture and Identity in Early 19th Century Suzhou

Xiaojiang Hu, Postdoctoral Fellow

Appointment Dates: 8/1/2004–7/31/2005

Home Institution: Harvard University

Field: Sociology

Research Topic: The Little Shops of Lhasa: Migrant Businesses and Market Formation in a Transitional Economy

2003–2004

Terry Woronov, Postdoctoral Fellow

Home Institution: University of Chicago

Field: Anthropology

Research Topic: Constructing China's Future: Quality Children and National Development

Sarah Allen, Postdoctoral Fellow

Home Institution: Harvard University

Field: East Asian Languages & Civilizations

Research Topic: Tang Tales: Retold Stories and Recurrent Tropes

2002–2003

Kuang-chi Chang, Postdoctoral Fellow

Home Institution: University of Chicago

Field: Sociology

Research Topic: Relational Capital and Creation of Embeddedness

Jack Chen, Postdoctoral Fellow

Home Institution: University of Chicago

Field: Comparative Literature

Research Topic: The Poetics of Sovereignty: A Study of Tang Taizong

2001–2002

Eric Hutton, Postdoctoral Fellow

Home Institution: Stanford University

Field: Philosophy

Research Topic: Virtue and Reason in the Xunzi

Xin Gu, Postdoctoral Fellow

Home Institution: Leiden University

Field: Political Science

Research Topic: Rebuilding the Welfare State in Urban China: The Political Economy of State-imposed Institutional Change

2000–2001

Robert Culp, Postdoctoral Fellow

Home Institution: Bard College

Field: History

Research Topic: Schooling and the Social Body: Shaping Citizens in China's Lower Yangzi Region Schools, 1911–1937

Christian De Pee, Postdoctoral Fellow

Home Institution: Columbia University

Field: East Asian Languages & Cultures

Research Topic: Text as Practice: The Writing of Weddings in Early Modern China (Eighth through Fourteenth Centuries)

Stephen B. Hershler, Postdoctoral Fellow

Home Institution: University of Chicago

Field: Political Science

Research Topic: The Sources of State Power in Communist China: Ideology and Organization in a Socialist Market Economy

William Schaefer, Postdoctoral Fellow

Home Institution: University of Chicago

Field: East Asian Languages & Civilizations

Research Topic: Shanghai's Margins: Fragmented Images, Global Montage, and Modernism's Historical Geographies 1927–1937

1999–2000

Peter J. Carroll, Postdoctoral Fellow

Home Institution: Yale University

Field: History

Research Topic: Between Heaven and Modernity: the Late Qing and early Republican Reconstruction of Suzhou Urban Space

Yang Xiao, Postdoctoral Researcher

Home Institution: New School University

Field: Chinese Philosophy and Ethics

Research Topic: Making Sense of Human Rights in China

Jeou-yi Aileen Yang, Postdoctoral Fellow

Home Institution: Academia Sinica

Field: History

Research Topic: The Muddle of Salt: The State and Merchants in Late Imperial China, 1644–1911

1998–1999

Hilde DeWeerdt, Postdoctoral Fellow

Home Institution: Harvard University

Field: East Asian Languages

Research Topic: Late Song Dynasty Civil Service Exam System

Teri Silvio, Postdoctoral Researcher

Home Institution: University of Chicago

Field: Anthropology

Research Topic: Drag Drama/Folk Television: Local Opera and Identity in Taiwan

Susan Whiting, Postdoctoral Fellow

Home Institution: University of Washington

Field: Political Science

Research Topic: The Micro-Foundations of Institutional Change in Reform China: Property Rights and Revenue Extraction in the Rural Industrial Sector

1997–1998

Robert Ashmore, Postdoctoral Researcher

Home Institution: Harvard University

Field: Chinese Literature

Yomi Braester, Postdoctoral Fellow

Home Institution: Yale University

Field: Comparative Literature

Research Topic: Modern Chinese Fiction and the Paradoxes of Enlightenment

Nicole Huang, Postdoctoral Researcher

Home Institution: Harvard University

Field: East Asian Languages

Research Topic: Representing Women, War and Domesticity: Women's Cultural Practices in 1940s Shanghai

Sophie Volpp, Postdoctoral Researcher

Home Institution: UC Davis

Field: Chinese Literature/Culture

Research Topic: The Male Queen: Simulation and Spectacle in Seventeenth-Century China

Qiong Zhang, Postdoctoral Researcher

Home Institution: Harvard University

Research Topic: Salvation through Western Learning? A Reinterpretation of the Jesuit Discourse in Early Modern China

1996–1997

Melissa Brown, Postdoctoral Fellow

Home Institution: National Science Foundation

Field: Anthropology

Research Topic: (De)Sinicization and Han-Minority Relations in China and Taiwan

Roger Hart, Postdoctoral Researcher

Home Institution: Harvard University/UCLA

Field: Chinese Studies

Research Topic: Proof, Propaganda and Patronage: A Cultural History of the Dissemination of Western Studies in 17th C. China

Philip Kafalas, Postdoctoral Researcher

Home Institution: Stanford University

Research Topic: Nostalgia and the Reading of the Late Ming Essay: Zhang Dai's Tao'an Mengui

1995–1996

Qiu Jin, Postdoctoral Fellow

Home Institution: University of Hawaii

Research Topic: Extra-Institutional Factors in Chinese Politics