Field: Chinese History
Advisors: Madeleine Zelin and Eugenia Lean
Tristan is working on legal and business history in late Qing and early Republican China. He is currently researching regulatory standards and marketing and distribution patterns in the Jiangnan region. He received his BA from the University of Chicago in 2008, eventually moving to Shanghai where he tried his hand at freelancing and Mandarin while sporting a dizzying array of Feiyue. Two years in Taipei at ICLP and National Taiwan University preceded the start of his PhD.