The Department of History is pleased to announce that Dr. Nianshen Song will join the department as an Assistant Professor in August 2016.
Dr. Song holds a BA in Chinese Language and
Literature from the University of International Relations (China), a M.Sc. in
Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. in Chinese
History from the University of Chicago.
He is currently in his third year as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow (and
in 2013-2014 also as an SSRC fellow) at Vassar College. Dr. Song is an especially promising historian
of Chinese History, Inter-Asian History, and Transnational History. A native of China, he is fluent in Mandarin
Chinese, with research knowledge of Japanese and Korean. His research is based
on work in Chinese, Korean and Japanese archives.