2019 - 2021 Fellows
Eloise Wright's research and teaching focuses on place and identity in late imperial China, with a methodological orientation towards histories of communication and language use. Her dissertation, entitled "Re-Writing Dali: Literati and Local Identity in Dali, Yunnan, 1253-1675," examines the co-construction of space and class in the writings of colonized elites on the southwest borderlands of late imperial China. Eloise Wright completed her PhD at U.C. Berkeley.
Wen Yu's research focuses on China’s political thought, ideological movements, and intellectual culture from seventeenth century to the present. Her dissertation, "The Search for a Chinese Way in the Modern World: From the Rise of Evidential Learning to the Birth of Chinese Cultural Identity,” explores the roots and development of modern Chinese exceptionalism by tracing how the search for a Chinese cultural identity has become central to the intellectual debates over the political system and moral values in modern China. Wen Yu received her PhD from Harvard in 2018.