Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, 118
DegreesUniversity of California, Berkeley, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley, M.A.
University of Georgia, B.A.
University of Georgia, B.B.A.
ExpertiseEarly modern China (17th and 18th centuries), Ming-Qing transition, Dutch/Spanish/Zheng Taiwan, East Asian world order, Eurasian comparative history
ProfileXing 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.
|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|
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)
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.