Field: Chinese History
Advisors: Eugenia Lean & Madeleine Zelin
Yanjie Huang is a doctoral student in late imperial and modern Chinese history. His research interests center on the transformation of the modern Chinese state during the last one-and-a-half centuries. In particular, he is interested in the rise of a unified and centralized modern state in China amidst the total wars of the mid-twentieth-century and the early Cold War（1937-1953. He received his BA in Economics (2008) and MA in History (2015) from the National University of Singapore. His master thesis focuses on the conceptual transformation of sacrifice in modern China. Before joining Columbia, he worked as a researcher in a Singapore-based think tank on contemporary China and East Asia.