Current Member

Meng Zhang

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship for Assistant Professors

Affiliation

Historical Studies

Field of Study

Early Modern China, Economic and Environmental History

Home Institution

Loyola Marymount University

Meng Zhang is researching the making, circulation, and consumption of edible birds’ nests, exalted for their purported health benefits in traditional Chinese medicine. Demand for this delicacy by Chinese elites spurred the Sino–Southeast Asia trade networks and transformed the life and environment of the birds and the islanders living near them.

Dates at IAS

Member
School of Historical Studies
current
Spring

Degrees

University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D.
2017
University of California, Los Angeles
M.A.
2013
Peking University
B.A.
2010

Appointments

Loyola Marymount University
Assistant Professor of History