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Huasha Zhang

Assistant Professor of East Asian History

  • Ph.D. in History, Yale University
  • M.A. in East Asian Studies, Columbia University
  • B.L. in Political Science and BA in History, Peking University

Email: huashazhang@yonsei.ac.kr

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Huasha Zhang is Assistant Professor of East Asian History at Yonsei University. She is a historian of the places, peoples, and communities dwelling on the Sino-Tibetan frontiers between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries. Her doctoral dissertation, “Our Kind of Tibetans: The Life and Times of Liu Manqing, 1906–1942” (2019), explores the shifting ethnic, cultural, and gender dynamics on the politically and socially mercurial Sino-Tibetan frontiers from the perspective of Liu Manqing, a female politician with both Chinese and Tibetan ethnic and cultural heritage. Professor Zhang currently works on the multilateral competitions surrounding the monopoly on steam transportation and telegraphic technology in and around Tibet, and she has research essays forthcoming in leading academic journals including Modern China and Modern Asian Studies.

Education

Ph.D. in History, Yale University (2019)
M.A. in East Asian Studies, Columbia University (2011)
B.L. in Political Science and BA in History, Peking University (2009)

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