Past Member

Shellen Xiao Wu

Starr Foundation East Asian Studies Member


Historical Studies

Field of Study

Asian History, Global History

Home Institution

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Shellen Xiao Wu’s research traces the global history of the frontier in the twentieth century, with an emphasis on China. Wu argues that “geo-modernity” emerged from unique dynamics during a turbulent transitional period from empire to nation-state.

Dates at IAS

School of Historical Studies