Yuqian Wang

Chinese History
7th Year Student
  • M.Phil. Degree in Social Science the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • B.Sc/ Degree in Global China Studies at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

WANG Yuqian 王雨前 studies modern Chinese intellectual, political and cultural history. Based on an extraordinary collection of diaries and other sources, her dissertation delves into the rarely explored world of the old literati, the generation born during 1860-1885, in Wenzhou (east coast of China) during Republican China (1911-1949). She examines their changing roles in local governance and their intellectual and ideological activities, particularly their efforts to defend and revive Confucianism. Her previous research focuses on the early coeducation at Datong University in Shanghai 1916 and reveals its roots in the conjunction of the late imperial culture of the “talented women,” the late Qing reforms from 1895, and transnational influence from American and Japanese women’s education during the 1900s and the 1910s. Last but not least, she also practices creative Chinese writing and has published a short story in a collection edited by the writer YAN Lianke.