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Xiuyu Wang’s Research Site

Dr. Xiuyu Wang

Associate Professor of History

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Departments:Arts and Sciences


Phone: (360) 546-9174

Fax: (360) 546-9074

Located in Multimedia (VMMC) 102X

Dr. Wang teaches courses on Chinese, East Asian and World History.  His teaching and research interests focus on how the larger processes of nationalism, ethnicity and imperialism engage regional issues of cultural diversity and developmental unevenness.  Wang’s publications examine the relations of the late Qing empire with its Tibetan borderlands.  His recent book, China’s Last Imperial Frontier: Late Qing Expansion in Sichuan’s Tibetan Borderlands, deals with Qing China’s attempt to integrate eastern Tibet at the turn of the nineteenth century and local responses to the action of the state.

Recent Publications

China’s Last Imperial Frontier: Late Qing Expansion in Sichuan’s Tibetan Borderlands.  Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group, 2011.

“The Late Qing Kham War as a Prelude to Administrative Regularization in Western Sichuan Tibetan Borderlands” (in Chinese translation, “Qingmo Chuan Kang zhanshi Chuanxi Zangqu gaitu guiliu de qianzou,” Journal of Ethnology [Minzu xuekan] 2, no. 2 (March 2011): 6-13.

“Lu Chuanlin’s ‘Great Game’ in Nyarong: Moving Frontiers and Power Projection in Qing Tibet, 1865-1897,” The International History Review 31.3 (September 2009): 473-489

“Local Power and State Administrative Regularization at Gartze in Late Qing Kham” (in Chinese translation titled “Wan Qing Kangqu Ganzi difang shili yu gaitu guiliu”), Sinologie française 12 (December 2007): 314-323


  • Ph. D., Carnegie Mellon University, 2006