Field: Modern Chinese History
Advisor: Eugenia Lean
Yingchuan Yang is being trained as a historian of modern China, particularly the fledgling years of the People’s Republic. His research probes the intersection of social history, cultural history, and the history of science, foremost inducing an investigation of the history of radio that delineates a Chinese model of governmentality, shifting interpretations of the discourse of piracy, and the position of China in the global 1950s. His other ongoing projects include a reappraisal of socialist modernity in Beijing and a reconstruction of a zhiqing/educated youth’s personal experience. A native of Dongcheng, Beijing, Yingchuan received his B.A. in History from UCLA in 2016.