Fields of Study: China
I am a third year Ph.D. student studying East Asian history with a primary focus on Qing and Republican China. I graduated summa cum laude from Emory University in 2007 with a B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature. I then moved to Shanghai for two years where I worked for a film production company as well as several local magazines and newspapers. Returning to the US, I enrolled at Columbia University where I earned an M.A. in East Asian Languages and Cultures in 2011 before coming to Princeton.
I completed my general exams last spring. My major field was Late Imperial and Modern China (Professors Benjamin Elman and Janet Chen) and my minor fields were Modern Japan (Professor Sheldon Garon), and Comparative Information Regimes (Professor Anthony Grafton). I am now beginning research for my dissertation on education at the Qing court and the performance of pedagogy as a tool of domestic politics and international relations during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.