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Dr Wang, Liping 王利平

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Dr Wang, Liping 王利平

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Assistant Professor

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Dr Wang earned her PhD degree in Sociology from the University of Chicago. Her dissertation, ‘Ethnicizing the Frontier: Imperial Transformation and Ethnic Confrontations in China-Inner Mongolia, 1890s-1930s’, was completed in 2013. She is now turning this into a book manuscript. The volume examines forms and causes of Mongol-Han confrontation in Inner Mongolia during the Chinese imperial transition, and questions general theories of empire to nation transition in an historical examination of the Chinese case. Her alternative approach focuses on the maintenance and dissolution of the relations that sustained crosscutting identities on the frontier.

In addition, Wang has also been working on transnational movement of knowledge in modern academic disciplines, the indigenization of that knowledge, and the creation of a knowledge regime dealing with ethnicity in Republican China (1912-1949).

She is now embarking on a project that compares patterns of luxury trade binding various frontiers to the Chinese imperial center in the 17th century. Her future research includes a comparative study of how elites mediated minority politics under the Qing and how they do so in contemporary China. These studies uncover path dependence that links contemporary Chinese society to its imperial legacies and the dramatic transformations it underwent throughout the long 20th century.

Her research has been published in The American Journal of SociologyComparative Studies in Society and History, and The Annals: The American Academy of Political and Social Sciences.

Before joining the University of Hong Kong she was Harper-Schmidt Fellow in the Society of Fellows at the University of Chicago. She was visiting assistant professor at Haverford College in 2013-2014.

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
2001Peking UniversityB.A. (Distinction) in Sociology
2004Peking UniversityM.A. in Sociology
2013The University of ChicagoPh.D. in Sociology
Biography

Liping Wang is assistant professor of Sociology at the University of Hong Kong. She earned a Ph.D. degree in Sociology from the University of Chicago. Her dissertation, Ethnicizing the Frontier: Imperial Transformation and Ethnic Confrontations in China-Inner Mongolia, 1890s-1930s, was completed in 2013. It is now turning into a book manuscript. It examines forms and causes of Mongol-Han confrontation in Inner Mongolia during the Chinese imperial transition. In it she questions general theories of empire to nation transition in an historical examination of the Chinese case. Her alternative approach focuses on the maintenance and dissolution of the relations that sustained crosscutting identities on the frontier. In addition to that, she has been working on transnational movement of knowledge in modern academic disciplines, the indigenization of that knowledge, and, most especially on the creation of a knowledge regime dealing with ethnicity in Republican China (1912- 1949). She is now embarking on a project that compares patterns of luxury trade binding various frontiers to the Chinese imperial center in the 17thcentury. Her future research includes a comparative study of how elites mediated minority politics under the Qing and how they do so in contemporary China. These studies uncover path dependence that links contemporary Chinese society to its imperial legacies and the dramatic transformations it underwent throughout the long twentieth century. Her research has been published in The American Journal of Sociology, Comparative Studies in Society and History, and The Annals: The American Academy of Political and Social Sciences. Before joining the University of Hong Kong she was Harper-Schmidt Fellow in the Society of Fellows at the University of Chicago. She was visiting assistant professor at Haverford College in 2013-2014.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2016-05-01Fei Xiaotong Jiangcun Scholarship (费孝通江村学人计划): Nanjing University
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
2013-memberThe Association for Asian Studies
2010-memberAmerican Sociological Association
2008-memberThe Social Science History Association
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Sociology of knowledge知識社會學
Social theory社會理論
Political sociology政治社會學
Ethnic studies族群研究
Comparative historical sociology比較歷史社會學
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English, Putonghua英語、普通話
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English, Chinese英文、中文
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