Assistant Professor Yang Wei received his Ph.D. in Chinese History from Harvard University, and in 2014 was appointed as the Donahue Chair of East Asian History at UCCS. Dr. Wei will be teaching courses in East Asian History, including Early China, Modern China, Contemporary China, U.S.-East Asian Relations Since 1850 ,and Classical Chinese Thought.
Areas of Interest
Classical thought in early China to political history of the People's Republic of China with a focus on the late imperial period (the Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1911). My current research projects are situated at the intersection of intellectual history and social history, and I am intrigued by how ideas and social contexts inform one another.