Justin Wu

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Justin WuPhD Candidate

Major Field: Modern Chinese History
Other Fields: Modern Japanese History, Cultural and Intellectual History, Global History
Adviser: Michael Tsin

BS University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013 (History, Psychology)
MA University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2016 (History)
MA Thesis: “Within China, Without China: The Sprout of Local Identity in Hong Kong, 1966-1970”

Research Interests

My research interests include nationalism, identity formation, and social movement in the twentieth century, with particular attention to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Okinawa, and China. I am also interested in themes such as Sino-Japanese relations, (anti-)colonialism, and global connections. My dissertation explores the dispute over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea since the 1970s.

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