Nianshen Song is an Assistant Professor of History at UMBC. His research and teaching focus on late imperial and modern China, with special interest in China’s ethnic frontiers, East Asian trans-regional networks, and China’s international relations. His book, which will be published by Cambridge University Press, explores the making of the China-Korean boundary and the Korean diaspora society in Northeast China. His articles appeared (or will appear) in The Asia-Pacific Journal, Chinese Journal of International Politics, Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes, among others. He is also an active writer and editor in Chinese language. Before joining UMBC in 2016, Dr. Song had taught East Asian History at Vassar College as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow for three years. He received the “Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship: InterAsian Contexts and Connections,” awarded by the Social Science Research Council. At UMBC, he is also an affiliated faculty in the Asian Studies Program.
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