Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Field of Specialty
Early modern China (17th and 18th centuries), Ming-Qing transition, Dutch/Spanish/Zheng Taiwan, East Asian world order, Eurasian comparative history
Olin-Sang American Civilization Center 118
Xing Hang's research currently focuses upon the Zheng family quasi-governmental mercantile organization, particularly 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 legacy and the imperial dynastic symbols of the Ming and Qing courts. His other project looks at the requests for samurai from Tokugawa Japan on the part of Ming loyalists as a means of highlighting the impact of the Manchu occupation upon the East Asian world order.
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 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): <http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/rezensionen/12050.pdf>.
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|