I study cartography, information networking, and industrial development in the late 19th century of the Qing empire, China. My current research concentrates on the intelligence-gathering activities and how the information on geography, ethnicity, and culture was reconstructed and capsuled into maps during the Sino-French war and negotiations on Chinese-Vietnamese borderland.
Before coming to UW, I received MA degree in history at National Taiwan University and served as a research assistant at Sinica Academia, Taipei.
- Ting-chieh Ou Yang, "Provincializing Xinjiang: The Geographical Knowledge and Writing of Statecraft Scholars in the Early 19th Century," presenting in AAS-in-Asia panel, 2020.
- "The War on the Maps: The Negotiation over Qing Chinese-French Vietnamese Borderlands during the 1880s and 90s," International Conference of History of Cartography, Bucharest, Summer 2022