Assistant Professor of History
Early modern China (17th and 18th centuries), Ming-Qing transition, Dutch/Spanish/Zheng Taiwan, East Asian world order, Eurasian comparative history
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.
University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley, M.A.
University of Georgia, B.A.
University of Georgia, B.B.A.
Awards and Honors
Schiff Fellowship for Faculty-Undergraduate Research Collaboration (2011)
Theodore and Jane Norman Award for Faculty Research (2011)
National Central Library Center for Chinese Studies Grant, Taiwan, ROC (2009)
Li Ka-shing Program in Modern Chinese History Fellowship (2008)
Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Scholarship (turned down) (2008)
UC Berkeley Center for Chinese Studies Fellowship (2006)
UC Berkeley History Department Pre-dissertation Grant (2006)
UC Berkeley Center for Japanese Studies Fellowship (2005)
Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship (2004)
Fulbright (turned down) (2004)
Phi Beta Kappa (2003)
Rhodes Scholarship Finalist, Southeastern region (2003)
|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|