I study cartography, information networking, Chinese nationalism, and Qing colonialism in very late imperial China, 1860-1911. My dissertation project concentrates on productions of late Qing maps and other cartographic products and their influences on conceptualization of the Chinese nation. Currently, I am working on two essential sub-projects: the Guangxu Atlas project and the commercial map productions during this period.
I am also interested in public history and digital humanity. Since summer 2022, I have worked on a channel of historical documentaries on Youtube, 歷史衛視 History Channel. This channel faces general public and uses animation technologies to present Chinese history for entertaining wider audience. Currently, this channel is running a series of the Kingdom of Tungning, the first Han Chinese regime in Taiwan island. In the future, it will cover global histories of empires, histories of Chinese cartographies, and so on.
Before coming to UW, I received MA degree in History Department at National Taiwan University and served as a research assistant at Sinica Academia, Taipei.
- "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
- 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.