Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Field of Specialty
East Asian world order, maritime East Asia, Eurasian comparative history, Ming-Qing transition, overseas Chinese, Chinese nationalism and identity
Olin-Sang American Civilization Center 118
My first project, which has yielded a book, an edited volume, and several articles and reviews, has examined the Zheng organization and its unique and profitable role in tying together the seventeenth-century maritime Asian trading lanes while struggling to define its legitimacy in terms of Confucian tenets and the imperial dynastic symbols of the Ming and Qing courts.
My interests are now drawing me to a study of Chinese communities in Southeast Asia from the seventeenth to twenty-first centuries. I want to understand their institutions, state-building efforts, collaboration with multiple state and imperial actors, and how these elements intersected with the rise of nationalism in China itself.
Hang, Xing, Tonio Andrade, ed. Sea Rovers, Silver, and Samurai: Maritime East Asia in Global History, 1550-1700. Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, 2016.
Hang, Xing. "The Shogun’s Chinese Partners: The Alliance between Tokugawa Japan and the Zheng Family in Seventeenth-century Maritime East Asia." Journal of Asian Studies 75. 1 (2016): 1-26.
Hang, Xing. Conflict and Commerce in Maritime East Asia: The Zheng Family and the Shaping of the Modern World, c. 1620-1720. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Hang, Xing. "Xifang xueshu shiye zhong de Zheng shi jiazu yanjiu 西方学术视野中的郑氏家族研究 (The State of Research on the Zheng Family in the West)." Guojia hanghai 国家航海 (National Maritime Research) 10 (2015): 38-51.
Hang, Xing. "Review." Rev. of War, Trade and Piracy in the China Seas, 1622-1683 (Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 2013), by Cheng Wei-chung. Journal of Chinese Military History vol. 3.2 2014: 198-202.
Hang, Xing. "The Contradictions of Legacy: Reimagining the Zheng Family in the People’s Republic of China." Late Imperial China 34. 2 (2013): 1-27.
Hang, Xing. "Review." Rev. of East Asia before the West: Five Centuries of Trade and Tribute (New York: Columbia University Press, 2011), by David C. Kang. Journal of Early Modern History vol. 16 2012: 566-568.
Hang, Xing. Encyclopedia of National Anthems. 2nd ed. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2011.
Hang, Xing. "Review of Timothy Brook, Vermeer’s Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World (Bloomsbury Press, 2008)." H-Soz-u-Kult (2009)
Hang, Xing. "A Question of Hairdos and Fashion." Oriens Extremus 47. (2008): 246-280.
Hang, Xing. "Animal Husbandry in China: 1800 – Present." Encyclopedia of Modern China. 2008.
|HIST||10a||Not Even Past: History for the Global Citizen|
|HIST||80a||Introduction to East Asian Civilization|
|HIST||182a||Mao: The Man, the Myth, and the Milieu|
|HIST||183a||Empire at the Margins: Borderlands in Late Imperial China|
|HIST||184a||Silk, Silver, and Slaves: China and the Industrial Revolution|
|HIST||184b||Swashbuckling Adventurers or Sea bandits? The Chinese Pirate in Global Perspective|
|HIST||185a||The China Outside China: Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Diaspora in the Making of Modern China|