College of Arts and Sciences

Department of History

Photo: Xiuyu WangXiuyu Wang

Associate Professor of History
WSU Vancouver – 360-546-9174
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Ph. D., Carnegie Mellon University, 2006

Academic & Professional Interests

Wang teaches modern Chinese history, ethnicity, religion and nationalism in China, modern East Asian history, and world history.


Wang's latest book , China's Last Imperial Frontier: Statecraft and Locality in Late Qing Kham Tibet, draws on archival and ethnographic research to analyze the interactions between local authorities in Eastern Tibet and Qing imperial officials during the region's incorporation in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Wang's articles include:

"Wan Qing Kangqu Ganzi difang shili yu gaitu guiliu [Local Power and State Administrative Regularization at Gartze in Late Qing Kham]," Sinologie française 12. (December 2007)

"Lu Chuanlin's ‘Great Game' in Nyarong: Moving Frontiers and Power Projection in Qing Eastern Tibet, 1965-1897," The International History Review XXXI.3. (September 2009)

Book review.  Grant Hayter-Menzies, Imperial Masquerade: the Legend of Princess Der Ling. Hong Kong University Press, 2008.  Journal of Historical Biography 4 (Autumn 2008): 123-128.

Book review.  Sigrid Schmalzer, The People's Peking Man: Popular Science and Human Identity in Twentieth-century China.  The University of Chicago Press, 2008.  Journal of World History 21.2. (June 2010, forthcoming)













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