Yuanchong Wang specializes in late imperial and modern Chinese and East Asian history. He received his B.A. from Shandong University in 2002, M.A. from Peking University in 2006, and Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2014. He was a visiting scholar in the Institute for Korean Studies at Yonsei University in Korea from 2010 to 2011, and a visiting scholar in the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia at the University of Tokyo in Japan from 2011 to 2012. He is working on a book manuscript that examines the transformation of China from a pre-modern cosmopolitan empire into a modern multiethnic sovereign state between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries. In particular, the manuscript explores Qing China’s changing relations with Chosŏn Korea over that period, which both reflected and contributed to shifts in the nature of the Chinese polity.
“Claiming Centrality in the Chinese World: Manchu–Chosŏn Relations and the Making of the Qing’s ‘Zhongguo’ Identity, 1616–1643,” Chinese Historical Review (forthcoming).
“1876 nian Li Hongzhang yu Mori Arinori Baoding huitan jilu” 1876年李鴻章與森有禮保定會談記錄 (Records of the negotiations between Li Hongzhang and Mori Arinori at Baoding in 1876), Jindaishi ziliao 近代史資料 (Modern Historical Data) 126 (October 2012): 125-147.
“Qingmo chaoxian lingxuanshi yanjiu” 清末朝鮮領選史研究 (A study regarding the 1882 Korean envoy to China), Mingqing luncong 明清論叢 (A Collection of Essays on the Ming and Qing Dynasties) 8 (June 2008): 60-111.